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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON-KILLER

    RUSSIAN (NOVGOROD), 15TH CENTURY

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    ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON-KILLER
    RUSSIAN (NOVGOROD), 15TH CENTURY
    The saint in armour and a cinnabar floating cape, equipped with a shield and a lance, mounted on a horse, the winged serpent in the foreground expelling fire from its mouth, against a rocky landscape, the blessing hand of God rendered in grisaille emerging from the segment of open skies on the upper right corner, the white horse prominently standing out against the earthen and gold background and at the same time contrasting sharply with the saturated blues and reds of the composition
    24¼ x 19 1/8 (61.5 x 48.5 cm)


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