Five Holy Virgins: Verena, Genevieve, Margaret, Barbara and Dorothy, um 1500

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The saints are characterised by their respective attributes: Verena of Zurzach (comb and water jar), Genoveva (book), Margarethe (book and cross staff), Barbara (tower and palm tree) and Dorothea (rose-filled basket). The panel was part of a winged altarpiece in the Günterstal Cistercian monastery near Freiburg.

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