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Diptych with Saint George and the Dragon, and the Virgin and Child with Saints
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Diptych with Saint George and the Dragon, and the Virgin and Child with Saints


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Description On the left panel of this superb devotional ivory, St. George, in medieval armor, raises his lance and shield in triumph. An angel lifts his helmet from his head, as the rescued princess leads away the defeated dragon. The right panel shows the Virgin and Child between Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria. The choice of St. Catherine suggests that this diptych was made for the private use of an aristocratic woman.
Provenance R. Forrer, Strassbourg, E. and M. Kofler-Truniger, Lucerne; Thomas Flannery, Winnetka, Illinois; Thomas Flannery Sale, Sotheby's, London, December 1, 1983, lot 63; Edward Lubin, New York; Max Falk, New York; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Max Falk in honor of former Director and Curator of Medieval Art, Richard H. Randall, Jr., 1991

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Period
1340-1360 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.1181
Measurements
3 9/16 x 4 3/4 x 5/16 in. (9.1 x 12.1 x 0.7 cm)
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