Pietro Lorenzetti (Italian, active Siena 1320-44) ~ Saint Catherine of Alexandria ~ painted shortly after 1342 ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Martyred for her attempt to convert the fourth-century pagan emperor Maximinus Daia, Saint Catherine of Alexandria is identified by her crown and regal attire. The figure combines the bulk and three-dimensionality of a work by Giotto or the sculptor Giovanni Pisano with the decorative brilliance for which Sienese painting is famous.
Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalen, and Leonard - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, Correggio, active by 1514–died 1534 Correggio). Oil on canvas. The saints can be identified by their emblems: keys (for Saint Peter), a dragon (for Saint Martha), a pot of ointment (for Mary Magdalen), and fetters (for Saint Leonard).