Painted and gilded wood
Overall: 100.9 x 75.5 x 29 cm (39 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1959.341
Saint George, a Roman soldier martyred for his Christian faith, is best known for slaying a fearsome dragon that terrorized the city of Silene, in Libya. George offered to kill the monster if residents of the city convert to Christianity. Here, George stands triumphantly over the dragon, writhing as it dies. The artist deliberately incorporated features intended to make his figure seem more familiar: the dragon seems more canine than reptilian, while George wears armor from the recent past and bears almost portrait-like facial features.
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