St. Kinga of Poland

Parish
Saint Peter's and Paul's parish in Bodzanów
Identifier
DZIELO/00774
Category
Picture
Amount
1
Catalogue note author
Paulina Kluz

Abstract

A painting depicting Saint Kinga of Poland was created together with architectural and sculptural furnishings of the church after 1765. It was created for the finial of the side altar, most likely by Piotr Kornecki. The painting shows St. Kinga of Poland in monastic garb, because after the death of her husband – Bolesław the Chaste, Duke of Cracow and Sandomierz – she founded the Monastery of the Poor Clares in Stary Sącz, where she took monastic vows either. The crown lying before her highlights her princesshood.

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How to cite?

Paulina Kluz , "St. Kinga of Poland", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/st-kinga-of-poland

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