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Russian Icon - Miracle of St. George Slaying the Dragon (St. George the Victorybearer)

The oldest icons depicting Saint George as a horseman killing the dragon date to the 12th century. The motif became popular, especially in Georgian and Russian traditions, 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#: 478-019-236-SP2
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1880s
  • Origin: Central Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price: $1,250
  • Orthodox Cross
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