Workshop of Agnolo Gaddi (active by 1369, died 1396)
St. Margaret and the Dragon

From a predella, tempera on wood, gold ground
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 41.190.23, Bequest of George Blumenthal

According to the legend, St. Margaret managed to emerge from the dragon when she made the sign of the cross. In the art, that action is usually represented by a small hand cross, as here.

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Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.