Temple Gallery

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Saint George and the Dragon - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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AZ10. Saint George and the Dragon

19th century
Panel: 30.5 x 24.4 cm; 2.1cm thicknessClick here to convert metric size to imperial

Inscription: On the upper border in (Old Slavonic) The Holy Great Martyr George the Victorious

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No. 10. Detail

The family saint on the border is Saint Catherine. In the upper left corner Christ blesses the scene. Above on the right the king and queen look on while their daughter, the Princess Elizaba, gestures as Saint George overcomes the Dragon. She holds the dragon on a lead and will walk with him, tamed, through the streets of the city.

Fig. 1. Back of Panel