Saint Helena
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The subject is the mother of the Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, who adopted Christianity in 313 AD. According to legend, Helena found in the Holy Land the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. Cima, a close follower of Giovanni Bellini, worked for most of his career in the Alpine region, north of Venice. In the background of this perfectly preserved panel there is a landscape of the region of the artist's birthplace, Conegliano.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1495
Artist age:Approximately 36 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 40 cm (15.75 in.), Width: 32 cm (12.6 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 03 September 2013.
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