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Russian Church 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 on the hill is a princess Elisaba, whose fate is in George’s hands, while Christ is blessing from above from heavens. 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.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 49-105-113-SP7-4
  • Size: 35 x 23 1/2 in (89 x 60 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price: $1,750
  • Orthodox Cross
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