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St. Maria
  • Europe
  • St. Maria, circa 1850
  • Where object was made: Central Europe
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 17.1 x 11.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 6 3/4 x 4 3/8 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0051

This image depicts an oval, painted frame with a woman in a dark blue robe and hood (St. Maria). A yellow halo is surrounding her hood. She has her head lowered and it looks like she is crying. Pointing diagonally to her chest is a metal dagger/knife. Above the oval frame we see floral designs and three flowers the center flower is red and the two flowers on the outside are white. Below the oval we see text, " S: Maria."