Saint George and the Dragon

Sint Joris met de draakThis icon, as elegant and precise as the work of a silversmith, clearly shows the influence of western culture at that time. In this depiction, the powerful horse and the external appearance of the black dragon is derived from a work by Paolo Veneziano on the same theme, but the aristocratic severity of the Byzantine example is still evident.

Size: 27 x 34 cm (10.6 x 13.4 inches)