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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.

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."

Additional Info

  • 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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