- Museum number
- Object: The Miracle of St George and the Dragon
Icon; painted; St George on horseback rides to right and thrusts his lance into the mouth of a red-winged dragon. Princess Elisava, who stands by the gates of a fortress, holds the dragon by a rope. Her parents – the king and queen – stand watching from the top of a tower. In the left upper corner is Christ in a cloud blessing St George.
Inscriptions: in Church Slavonic in gold on the upper border: СВЯТОЙ ВЕЛИКИЙ ГЕОРГИЙ ПОБЕДОНOСЕЦ (St Great George Victorious); in the saint's halo: СВ[ЯТОЙ] МУ[ЧЕНИК] ГЕОPГИЙ (St Martyr George); in Greek on either side of Christ's halo: ΙC ΧC (Jesus Christ); on the reverse an illegible Russian inscription.
Egg tempera on wood.
- Production date
Height: 31 centimetres
Weight: 0.80 kilograms
Width: 26.50 centimetres
Depth: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other icons with St George and the dragon, see cat. nos 1, 2 and 51.
Cormack 2007, 132, no. 78
- 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
- Made from a single slightly convex panel with ‘kovcheg’; two inserted battens on the reverse, both now missing; the paint layer on the background has been removed down to the white gesso; the green color on the borders and the gold lettering on the upper border are both later over-painting.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 80 (Icon Collection number)