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Home     Late Medieval bronze pilgrim badge of St Barbara
Late Medieval bronze pilgrim badge of St Barbara

Late Medieval bronze pilgrim badge of St Barbara



Late Medieval bronze pilgrim badge of St Barbara

Period: circa 1400-1500

A cast mount in the form of St. Barbara, standing by a tower on her left side and holding a palm branch or sacramental wafer in her right hand. A single attachment loop is on the flat reverse.

Height: 2,7 cm

Article code: 15-0506

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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints has the following description:
St Barbara was shut up in a tower by her father Dioscorus, so that no man should see her. None the less princes sought her hand in marriage. She became a Christian while her father was away and decided to live as a hermit in a bath-house he had built. Here she made the workman add a third window in honour of the Holy Trinity. In his fury at her becoming a Christian, he nearly killed her, but she was handed over to a judge who condemned her to death. Her father was struck by lightning and died. This was the basis of her patronage of those in danger of sudden death, first by lightning, and then by subsiding mines or cannon-balls. Hence, her patronage of miners and gunners. The first known representation of her is an 8th-century fresco at S. Maria Antiqua, Rome; she is found, often with the equally mythical Margaret of Antioch, on late medieval English screens and stained glass. Her usual emblem is a tower. The painting of her by Jan van Eyck in the museum at Antwerp is probably the most famous representation' (Farmer, D. H. 1978, 28 'The Oxford Dictionary of Saints'. Oxford: Clarendon Press).

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