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Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Saint George and the Dragon with Deesis and Saints - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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UU025. Saint George and the Dragon with Deesis and Saints

Russian
Early 19th century
Enamel and copper-alloy
13 x 14 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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The middle image shows the classical theme of St George slaying the dragon. Around this are 16 saints (including the Mother of God) and two Archangels shown in half-length. The saints are enclosed within vine shoots, recalling the post-Byzantine True Vine icons and associated iconographies.

The palette has been kept simple - azure blue and gold - which imparts a luminous, fresh quality to the panel.