- Museum number
- Object: The Miracle of St George and the Dragon
Icon; painted; in the centre against a rocky background and the walls of a city, St George on a grey horse thrusts his spear into the mouth of the dragon beneath him. By the tower gates at right, watched by her parents above, the princess holds a girdle which is attached to the dragon. Immediately above George's head is a flying angel, who crowns him; above, the Saviour in clouds, blesses the saint.
Inscriptions: in Church Slavonic above the saint: СТЫЙ ВЕ[ЛИКО]МУ[ЧЕНИК] ГЕОРГИИ ПОБЕД[ОНОСЕЦ] (St Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer); on either of Christ: ГДЬ ВСЕДЕРЖИТЕЛЬ (Our Lord Sovereign); in Greek above Christ: ΙC ΧC (Jesus Christ); on the cross arms of Christ's halo: O WΗ (He Who Is).
Egg tempera, gesso on wood.
- Production date
Height: 40.40 centimetres
Weight: 1.75 kilograms
Width: 35 centimetres
Depth: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other icons with St George and the dragon, see cat. nos 1, 2 and 57.
Cormack 2007, 83–4, figs 52 and 124, no. 48
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 15 Sep-10 Jan, USA, Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, Byzantium to Russia: The origins and development of Russian icons 1200 to 1900
2015 30 Apr- 22 Aug, USA, Clinton, Museum of Russian Icons, Byzantium to Russia: The origins and development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900.
2010 24 Sep-31 Dec, Croydon, Museum of Croydon, Dragon Tales.
- Made from a single convex panel with ‘kovcheg’; two inserted battens on the reverse; the upper part of the tower is for the most part missing.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: St George and the dragon
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1998,0605.1 Most of the items catalogued under 1998,0605 were acquired by Sir Frank Roberts’ wife, Cella.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 48 (Icon Collection number)