Saint George the Dragon-Slayer
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In the scene Saint George in military dress and on horseback while slaying a winged dragon with his spear. This is the most famous miracle of the Saint, which in is Life is connected to the liberation of the city Alagia and the rescue of the princess. At the background in the right side, in the palace, King Selvios is depicted, the princess’s father. He and her mother hold the crown and the keys of the city, ready to offer them to the saint expressing their gratitude. Noblemen and soldiers complete the crowded composition—the multi-person scenes are often in the artist’s work. The renaissance style buildings that are depicted in the icon remind a fortified Venetian city of the 16th c. (maybe Chandax?), and are really impressive.
- Collection: Icons and Wood-Carvings
- Type: PORTABLE ICON
- Creator: Georgios Klontzas
- Measurement: 50 x 78 cm
- Exhibit Number: ΒΧΜ 01555
- Appears in: IV.1a. Society and art in Venetian Crete
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