The striking sculpture of The Ecstasy of St Catherine of Siena, in the church of Santa Caterina a Magnanapoli, is the work of by Melchiorre Cafà (1636-67), a sculptor from Malta, whose promising career was cut short by his death, at the age of only thirty-one, in a work-related accident.
St Catherine (1347-80) is interred in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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