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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.

Additional Info

  • 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
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