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
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.