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Circle of the Master of Liesborn: 'Saint Dorothy'
This painting is part of the group: Fragments from an Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saints

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Both this picture and 'Saint Margaret' are fragments of a larger work, probably showing the Virgin and Child seated in a garden with Saints Dorothy, Margaret, Catherine and Agnes. They come from a chapel in Lippstadt, Westphalia.

Saint Dorothy, was a virgin who is said to have suffered her martyrdom under the emperor Diocletian. She wears a wreath of roses, and holds a rose and a basket of roses, which were miraculously sent from Paradise when a certain Theophilus mocked her on her way to martyrdom.

Other paintings in this group: Fragments from an Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saints

Saint Margaret
Circle of the Master of Liesborn
late 15th century
Saint Margaret

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