“Virgin of Drachenfels

Catalog No. 953

Pottery, relief, 0.3L, figural lid (tower roof).

Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock) is a mountain in the Siebengebirge range and the site of three German legends. One tells a story in which the hero Siegfried comes upon pagan peasants about to sacrifice a virgin to the dragon, so he slays the dragon and saves the maiden from her fate. In another, the sacrificial virgin (a Christian), stops the dragon in his tracks by showing it her crucifix and later goes on to convert the pagan village to Christianity. In a third, the dragon attacks a boat carrying a cargo of gunpowder, causing an explosion that kills the dragon.

See also No. 776.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

MG 953
MG 953

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