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Terracotta Relief - Martyrdom of St Emerenziana

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1968P23
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1660 - 1660

Maker Information

Artist:Ercole Ferrata - View biography for Ercole Ferrata


St Emerenziana was said to have been present at the burial of St Agnes. When pagans arrived to disperse the Christian mourners, Emerenziana, who watched over the tomb, and was stoned to death. It is thought that this work was for an altarpiece in the Church of St Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona, Rome.

Purchased with the assistance of the VandA Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund, 1968.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century

Associated Places


Height:695 mm
Width:478 mm
Depth:159 mm