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Scenes from the Life of Saint Columba

Giovanni Baronzio

These panels show three scenes from the life of St. Columba. In the first she defends her Christian faith in front of the emperor Aurelian, in the second she tames the bear brought to kill her and the bear, shown as a kind of teddy bear, attacks the man who had brought him. In the end, the only option is to behead her. Baronzio is considered the most famous painter of 14th century Rimini, and the panels, painted around 1345, may have belonged to an altarpiece of the Cathedral of Rimini.

Download hi-res image TITLE Scenes from the Life of Saint Columba
AUTHOR Giovanni Baronzio
DATE 1345 -1350
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 53 x 55
INVENTORY 2345 - 2346 - 2347
ROOM II
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