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She secretly converted to Christianity; when she told Dioscorus of her new-found faith, he reported her to the authorities. She was sentenced to torture and beheading—a decree carried out by her father himself. In Christian art, Barbara is usually shown holding the tower in which she was imprisoned and a book, which represents the teachings that led to her conversion. Here, she also wears fine clothing that represents her wealth. A purse hangs from her belt, and she wears a golden crown. This sculpture originally formed part of a larger late medieval altarpiece that included other solitary or grouped figures. Although beautifully carved, the last 500 years have taken their toll on both her appearance and structure. Old repairs have broken off or splintered, and both original and later paint and gilding are flaking, making her too unstable for continuous display. MAG staff is working to identify funds for her treatment so that she can be returned to permanent exhibition in the medieval galleries. [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Bertha Buswell Bequest", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "5/07: Examined by Joan Holladay and Susan Ward, of Census of Gothic Sculpture project, with Nancy Norwood: to be included in forthcoming volume of Census. 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Two crowned lions frame the lock on the front of the chest, and two chained unicorns adorn the back. A pair of camels—symbols of both prudence and lust—are on one side; on the other, monkeys or baboons are eating fruit. 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