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Saint George Slaying the Dragon
Relief of Saint Lawrence Presenting the Poor
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 010
According to legend, St. Margaret was imprisoned for refusing to marry the governor of Antioch. Satan appeared to her in the form of a dragon and swallowed her as she clutched a cross in prayer; she then ripped open his belly with the cross and emerged unscathed. The statue may have held a cross in one of her now-missing hands; the vanquished dragon lies at her feet. This massive figure probably came from the central shrine of a large polychromed altarpiece.
From the parish church of Saint Margaret im Dorf, Neustift, near Brixen[ Laufen , Salzburg (ca. 1920–?)] ; [ Wolfgang Hofstätter , Veinna (sold 1963)]
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