Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch
Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch
Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch
Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch

Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch

c. 1500 Brussels

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Statue depicting Margareth of Antioch
Brussels
Ca. 1500

Margaret, known as Margaret of Antioch in the West, and as Saint Marina the Great Martyr (Greek: Ἁγία Μαρίνα, Hagía Marína, Coptic: Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲛⲁ) in the East, is celebrated as a saint by the Eastern-Rite Orthodox Church on July 17 (Julian calendar) and on July 20 in the Western Rite Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches and on Epip 23 and Hathor 23 in the Coptic Churchs[3]. Her historical existence has been questioned by Rome. She was declared apocryphal by Pope Gelasius I in 494, but devotion to her revived in the West with the Crusades. She was reputed to have promised very powerful indulgences to those who wrote or read her life, or invoked her intercessions; these no doubt helped the spread of her cultus.
According to the version of the story in Golden Legend, she was a native of "Antioch" and the daughter of a pagan priest named Aedesius. Her mother having died soon after her birth, Margaret was nursed by a Christian woman five or six leagues (15-18 miles) from Antioch. Having embraced Christianity and consecrated her virginity to God, Margaret was disowned by her father, adopted by her nurse, and lived in the country keeping sheep with her foster mother (in what is now Turkey).[5] Olybrius, Governor of the Roman Diocese of the East, asked to marry her, but with the demand that she renounce Christianity. Upon her refusal, she was cruelly tortured, during which various miraculous incidents occurred. One of these involved being swallowed by Satan in the shape of a dragon, from which she escaped alive when the cross she carried irritated the dragon's innards. The Golden Legend describes this last incident as "apocryphal and not to be taken seriously" (trans. Ryan, 1.369). She was put to death in AD 304. Her feast day is July, 20.
Dimensions
Height 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Medium
Polychromed wood
J.M. Zeberg - Fine Art

J.M. Zeberg - Fine Art
Vleminckstraat 3
2000 Antwerpen
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