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A POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF SAINT MARGARET
A POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF SAINT MARGARET

TROYES, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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A POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF SAINT MARGARET
TROYES, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
With the dragon at her feet; on an integrally carved base; the reverse simply finished.
Polychromy refreshed and areas distressed; cracks; worming; minor losses.
43 in. (109.8 cm.) high
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
C. Avery, 'A Statue of St. Margaret from St. Germain, near Troyes', Studies in European Sculpture II, London, 1988, pp. 139-144.

Lot Essay

The present sculpture is closely related to a group of Saint Margaret and the Dragon, originataing from the church of St. Germain, just outside Troyes and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (loc. cit., fig. 4).
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