Beautiful 15th century sculpture now on display at the Getty Museum – Medievalists.net

Running across this article about one of Getty’s newest acquisitions brings to mind my own year-by-year progression of discovery of the Martyrion (memorial shrine) and Tomb of St. Philip in Hierapolis, now Pumukkale, Turkey. More about that later.

The Getty Museum is now showing its latest acquisition – a rare medieval alabaster sculpture of Saint Philip by the Master of the Rimini Altarpiece.

Source: Beautiful 15th century sculpture now on display at the Getty Museum – Medievalists.net

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Author: tomwelbers

I have been a Catholic priest for nearly fifty years, most of that time serving in parish and college campus ministry. I also have professional degrees in theology and liturgy, as well as institutional management, and continue avidly to explore pastoral theology, Scripture, liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and spiritual direction. I have a passion for sharing insight into our Christian heritage through teaching, writing, and leading pilgrimages, especially to Early Christian World sites in Turkey. Now actively retired from parish ministry, I live at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.

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