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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.

17c Russian Icon - Miracle of St. George Slaying the Dragon

Ca. 1650-1700 Northern Russian Icon depicting the Miracle of St. George Slaying the Dragon.

  • ID# 59-81-SSI-35
  • Size 28 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (72.8 x 59.6 cm)
  • Age ca. 1650-1700
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Fancy Russian Icon - St. George the Victorybearer

Fancy Russian Icon - St. 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. 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# 539-19-227-SP2
  • Size 13 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (34 x 30 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Central Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gilt, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $1,750
  • 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

4-Part Russian Icon with Crucifixion, Our Lady of Tikhvin, St. George and 6 selected Saints

The icon is depicting Our Lady of Tikhvin, Miracle of St. George, and six selected saints pictured in four parts with crucified Christ shown in the middle. 

  • ID# 192-045-085-SP7-7
  • Size 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (30 x 26 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on silvered, tooled, and gessoed wood
  • Price $750
  • Orthodox Cross

Russian icon - Saint George Slaying the Dragon in brass revetment cover

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 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# 160-1009-023-208-SP1
  • Size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (22 x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin Provincial Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood in brass cover
  • Price $475
  • Orthodox Cross

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