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Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century
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6 200 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
North of France or Germany
Medium :
Linden wood
Dimensions :
l. 16.54 inch X H. 20.87 inch X P. 6.69 inch
Sculpture  - Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century 17th century - Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century Louis XIII - Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century Antiquités - Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century
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Saint George slaying the dragon in polychrome wood - 17th century

Very beautiful wooden group carved on lime tree and polychrome representing the legendary holy knight slaying the dragon.
Saint George in armor, proud on his mount, brandishes a long lance in the mouth of the dragon whose gaze is turned towards his adversary.
The rider is wearing a feathered helmet and wears a large cape with large folds that seem to be lifted by the wind.
Very beautiful sculptural quality for this group animated by a harmonious movement.

Saint George is the patron saint of knights. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Celebrated on April 23, a critical day for jellies, Saint George is also known as the protector of the vine in Saint-Pourçain and Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Dimensions: L. 42 cm x D. 17 cm x H. 53 cm

North of France or Germany
Linden wood
Original polychrome
17th century

Legend
Born in Cappadocia of Christian parents, Georges, an officer in the Roman army, crosses a city terrorized by a fearsome dragon. This one devours all the animals of the region and demands from the inhabitants a daily tribute of two young people drawn by lot. Georges arrives the day when the fate falls on the daughter of the king, at the moment when she will be victim of the monster. Georges engaged in fierce combat with the dragon, of which he triumphed. The princess is released and, according to certain versions, including that of the golden legend, the dragon, only injured, now remains attached to her like a faithful dog.
Ref: The Bible and the Saints - iconographic guide - G. Duchet-Suchaux and M. Pastoureau. Flammarion

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Wood Sculpture Louis XIII