Jusepe de Ribera (called Lo Spagnoletto) (Spanish, 1591–1652). The Tears of Saint Peter, ca. 1612–13. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Gift of Mrs. William M. Haupt, from the collection of Mrs. James B. Haggin, by exchange, and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2012 (2012.416) #mustache #movember
Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (Spanish,1617–1682). Virgin and Child, ca. 1670–72. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1943 (43.13) | The popularity of Murillo's paintings of the Madonna and Child derives from his ability to endow a timeworn theme with qualities of intimacy and sweetness.
Reliquary: Saint Thekla. German, late 15th-early 16th century. This bust reliquary of Saint Thekla might have housed a relic from her upper body or simply reflected the active presence of the saint. Thekla holds the instruments of her torture - a column with flames licking at its base and a lioness. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey.
Saint Barbara, mid-15th century. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward G. Sparrow, 1950 (50.159) | This sculpture was probably meant to be seen against a pier or in a niche behind an altar in a French parish church. #Cloisters