Carved figure of St Catherine

Carved figure of St Catherine

Carved oak figure of St Catherine, from the third-floor landing handrail of the staircase from Morlaix, Brittany, France, 1522–30.
This figure, like that of St John, probably represents one of the patron saints of the family. The rich ornament echoed that of the house façade, where figures of saints or historical figures were placed on each storey.
Museum no. A.8.1909