Lot 193: A Russian Icon of St George the Great Martyr, Probably provincial, early 20th century
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Russian Icon of St George the Great Martyr
Probably provincial, early 20th century
The mounted saint in armour and a red cloak with dense chrysography, plunging his spear into the mouth of the winged dragon, the rescued princess Elisaba shown in front of the tower''s gate, Christ blessing in nimbus above, against a tooled gold background, the border framed as an arch adorned with flowers in incised polychromy.
H: 12 1/4, W: 10 1/4 in.
Christie''s, November 29, 2007, Sale 5131, Lot 1058
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