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Appliqué with Saint George Slaying the Dragon
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Appliqué with Saint George Slaying the Dragon

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Description The luminescence of mother-of-pearl comes out in this delicate appliqué carving of Saint George triumphing over a lizard-like dragon. This fragment is all that remains of a circular relief that was attached to a reliquary (probably destroyed) in a famous collection of liturgical vessels established by Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490-1545) in Halle, Germany. The reliquary, with the relief, was documented in a drawing made about 1520 for a catalogue of the collection.
Date Description Narrative
10/04/1989Examinationexamined for exhibition
5/10/2005Treatmentrehoused; cleaned
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
Provenance Miss Dorothy Miner [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by gift.
Credit Gift of Miss Dorothy Miner, 1942

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ca. 1500 (Renaissance)
(Pearl, Horn, Coral & Shell)
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H: 1 3/4 x W: 2 1/16 x D: 5/16 in. (4.45 x 5.24 x 0.79 cm)


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