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School of Troyes | Saint Barbara | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saint Barbara School of Troyes. Date: 16th century Geography: Made in, Troyes, France Culture: French Medium: Marble, trace of polychromy and gilding Dimensions: Overall: 20 x 7 x 5 1/2in. (50.8 x 17.8 x 14cm) Classification: Sculpture
St. Barbara Directing the Construction of a Third Window in Her Tower
St. Barbara Directing the Construction of a Third Window in Her Tower, Master of the Joseph Sequence (South Netherlandish, active ca. 1495-1500). In the early 4th century Barbara was said to have been hidden away in a tower by her pagan father in order to keep away suitors. Without his knowledge, she converted to Christianity and had a third window added to her tower as a sign of her belief in the Trinity. The Walters Museum.
Liturgical Year : Activities : Pre-Christmas Syrian Party in Honor of St. Barbara
Syrian St. Barbara's Party. On St. Barbara’s Day (December 4), you and your family can celebrate the feast of Saint Barbara with a crown cake to signify the crown of martyrdom and the crown of glory Barbara received in heaven. If you are pressed for time, a gold-paper crown on a cake or a gumdrop crown is acceptable. Another idea is a wreath of roses and lilies made of icing which can be put atop a cake.