Medieval saints—their legends, martyrdoms, and life lessons for the rest of us—are the focus of our new manuscripts exhibition Miracles and Martyrs.
When swallowed by a fire-breathing dragon, Saint Margaret made a cross with her fingers, causing the beast’s belly to burst open.
Keep calm and carry on.
Saint Margaret, early 1460s, Willem Vrelant, MS. LUDWIG IX 8, FOL. 57. J. Paul Getty Museum
Initial E: Saint Margaret and a Dragon, 1450s, Master of the Llangattock Hours, MS. LUDWIG IX 7, FOL. 23V. J. Paul Getty Museum
Saint Margaret, early 1460s, Workshop of Willem Vrelant, MS. LUDWIG IX 8, FOL. 81. J. Paul Getty Museum
Saint Margaret, 1469, Lieven van Lathem, MS. 37, FOL. 49V. J. Paul Getty Museum