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Saint George, the Greatmartyr of Lydda Collection

Saint George of Lydda (†303), the Greatmartyr, was a Roman soldier and military officer in the Guard of Emperor Diocletian of the Roman army, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith. As a Christian martyr, he later became one of the most venerated saints in Christianity. Venerated as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Saint George is a holy patron of agricultural workers; archers; armourers; cavalry; chivalry; Constantinople; Crusaders; England; equestrians; Ethiopia; farmers; field workers; Georgia; Montenegro; Moscow; Order of the Garter; Palestine; Portuguese Army and Navy; Ptuj; riders; Romani people; saddle makers; Serbia; Scouts; sheep and shepherds; skin diseases; Slovenia; and soldiers.

Reliquary monstrance with large relic of Saint George, Martyr of Lydda

Elegant Mid-19th century architectural Neo-Gothic reliquary monstrance of parcel gilt wood housing significant and important first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of ​the Saint George, Martyr of LyddaThe relic is housed in a  grass-fronted reliquary urn placed on the lower part of the monstrance. It is identified on a fancy-cut paper cedula label as  S. Georgii, Mil. M  (Saint George, Soldier, Martyr). On the sides, the urn is secured by two seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Gennaro Pasca (†1855), Bishop  of Nola (1828-1855). Suitable for public veneration. 

  • ID# 148-RSCR-2
  • Size Monstrance - 15 in (38 cm) high, Reliquary urn - 5 1/2 in (17 cm) high
  • Age ca. mid -19th century
  • Origin Naples, Italy
  • Materials Gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Our Lady of Smolensk, St. John, St. Antipus, St. George & St. Jacob

St. John, St. Antipus, St. George & St. Jacob are depicted full-figured stading under the miraculous image of Our Lady of Smolensk.

  • ID# 178-027-141-SP6-135
  • Size 15 3/4 x 13 3/4 in (40 x 35 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on tooled, gilt, and gessoed wood
  • Price $1,200
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Miracle of St George Slaying the Dragon

The Great Martyr Saint George is depicted as a mounted soldier striking with a lance a dragon beneath his horse. On the right is the town of Silene with a princess Elisaba, whose fate is in George’s hands, standing at the gate. The scene is titled in Old Slavonic as  "Saint George the Victorybearer." The oldest icons depicting Saint George as a horseman killing the dragon date to the 12th century. The motif becomes popular especially in Georgian and Russian tradition, but it is also found in Greek icons. 

  • ID# 76-103-054-SP7-15
  • Size 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in (42 x 32 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $975
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - icon depicting the Crucifixion, Our Lady of Kazan, St. Nicholas, St. Michael, and St. George

Complex icon depicting the Crucifixion flanked by the Mother of God and St. John under God the Father, with four panels depicting Our Lady of Kazan (top left), St. Nicholas (top right), St. Michael the Archangel, Chief of the Heavenly Host (bottom left), and St. George Slaying the Dragon (Bottom right)

  • ID# 17-52-58-SP6-100
  • Size 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 in (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1890s
  • Origin Icon painting village of Kholui
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price $900
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Miracle of St. George Slaying the Dragon

The Great Martyr Saint George is depicted as a mounted soldier striking with a lance a dragon beneath his horse. On the right is the town of Silene with a princess Elisaba, whose fate is in George’s hands, standing at the gate. The scene is titled in Old Slavonic as  "Saint George the Victorybearer." The oldest icons depicting Saint George as a horseman killing the dragon date to the 12th century. The motif becomes popular especially in Georgian and Russian tradition, but it is also found in Greek icons.

  • ID# 88-43-89-SP6-9
  • Size 12 x 10 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera and gilding on gessoed wood
  • Price $900
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian Icon - Miracle of St George Slaying the Dragon

The oldest icons depicting Saint George as a horseman killing the dragon date to the 12th century.  The motif becomes popular especially in Georgian and Russian tradition, but it is also found in Greek icons. The saint is depicted in the style of a Roman cavalryman in the tradition of the "Thracian Heros". In Russian Orthodox tradition, the icon is known as  "the Miracle of George and the Dragon" as well as "Saint George the Victorybearer."

  • ID# 79-103-064-SP7-7
  • Size 13 x 11 in (33 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price $725
  • Orthodox Cross

Small Russian brass plaquette depicting Miracle of Saint George Slaying the Dragon

Small brass icons depicting Saint George the Victorybearer were traditionally given to men leaving to served in armed forces or fight the enemy invading the Russian land

  • ID# 142-37-L60i2-1
  • Size 5 cm x 6 cm (2 in x 2 1/3 in)
  • Age ca. 19th century Central Russia
  • Materials brass
  • Price $195

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