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St. George and the Dragon
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St. George and the Dragon


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The deep, slightly undercut carving of this small icon is characteristic of late Byzantine art. The image was worn round the neck as a token of the warrior saint's personal protection.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York, by purchase; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941, by purchase; Miss Julia R. Rogers, Baltimore, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by gift.
Credit Gift of Miss Julia R. Rogers [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
13th century (Medieval)
Medium
steatite
(Stone)
Accession Number
41.225
Measurements
H: 2 1/4 x W: 1 7/8 in. (5.7 x 4.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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