Master of St. Anastasia
St. Martha

Second half of the 14th century
Provenance: Church of San Fermo, Verona
Castelvecchio Museum, Verona

The right arm may well have held Martha's attribute, a bucket with aspergillum. But she is well identified by the words on the book she holds up for the viewer: ego credidi quia tu es christus filius dei qui in hunc mundum venisti, "I have believed that thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art come into this world" (John 11:27), her words to Jesus just before the raising of Lazarus.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.