San Giorgio e il Drago - Travel icon - .925 silver

Description
San Giorgio e il Drago - Travel icon - .925 silver
Russia - Late 19th century

As a symbol of paganism and evil, the dragon is a frequent character in the stories of medieval saints.
Among all the dragons slayers, none got as much popular devotion as Saint George, who was made patron of England and Portugal.

The story, as reported in the Legenda Aurea by Jacobus da Varagine, is well known; to ward off a monster that haunted the Libyan city of Selem, its inhabitants used to feed him randomly chosen young victims, at regular intervals. When the King's daughter turn came, Saint George on horseback slayed the dragon with his lance, a scene usually depicted by artists.

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Lot details
Object
Travel icon
Material
.925 silver
Designer/ Artist
San Giorgio e il Drago
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Russia
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
5.5×4.5×1.5 cm
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