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


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description George from Lydda (a town in Palestine) served in the Roman army and became a saint through the martyrdom he suffered on account of his Christian faith. The popular legend about his defeat of a dragon symbolizes the victory of piety over sin and of good over evil. This small image of the saint was used for personal prayer. Its back side is rough and uneven, since it was originally embedded in a protective wooden panel: steatite, soft and easy to carve, also breaks easily.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
  • 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 Dikran Kelekian, Constantinople and Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
12th century (Medieval)
Medium
steatite
(Stone)
Accession Number
41.205
Measurements
2 13/16 x 2 5/16 in. (7.2 x 5.8 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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