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Saint Margaret of Antioch

Date:
ca. 1275–1325
Geography:
Made in Burgos, Castile-Léon, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Limestone, paint, gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 45 x 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (114.3 x 39.4 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.328
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Saint Margaret stands upon her emblem, a dragon. According to legend Satan assumed this form and swallowed her. She was resurrected upon invoking the cross. The figure is closely related to sculptures of the cloister portal at Burgos Cathedral.
George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
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