St. George is said to have been born in Cappodocia and died at the end of the 3rd century. Like St. Michael - to whom he is iconographically similar - St. George is depicted as a warrior saint, the embodiment of the triumph of the Christian church over evil, represented here in the form of the dragon.
The graceful pose and the elaborately executed drapery of the figure offered here, place it among late gothic Spanish sculpture under Netherlandish influence at the end of the 15th century. In particular, one can compare the facial type, with its long, fleshy proportions and heavy-lidded eyes, to the work of Gil de Siloe, who is thought to have been born in the Netherlands but moved to Spain (for an illustration of de Siloe's figure of the Infante Alfonso begun in 1489 see Ars Hispaniae, loc. cit.).