- Museum number
- Object: Icon with St Athanasios and St George slaying the dragon
Icon painted in egg tempera on wood prepared with gesso. Above is St Athanasios in white vestments, holding a Gospel book and with his right hand making a gesture of blessing. Below St George is dressed in a cuirass and red cloak, he rides a white horse with red trappings, and slays a dragon. Inscription in cursive Greek letters. The back is unpainted.
- Production date
- 18thC (late)
Height: 220 millimetres (without frame)
Width: 90 millimetres (without frame)
- Curator's comments
- Although dated on the blue label on the back by the Temple Gallery to 9th to the 16th century, it is here attributed to the late 18th century. More investigation is needed into the painting of the ground and the inscriptions - they may not be original, which might means this was not St Athanasios. This leads to the further question whether this wing might actually be related to catalogue 87 as part of the same triptych.
R. Cormack, Icons, London, 2007 (repr. 2014), 134, no. 88.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 24 Sep-31 Dec, Croydon, Museum of Croydon, Dragon Tales.
- 2003: chips at edges; paint bubbles.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 89 (Icon Collection number)