Byzantine Style Russian Icon Artwork Canvas Painting Coated 950 Russian Silver
- 1 Small Byzantine Style Russian Export Icon Artwork On Canvas Coated Pure 950 Russian Silver Framed.
- Subject Saint George & the Dragon religious icon.
- Signed by a master traditional styled Russian artist artisan.
- Circa late 20th century.
- Set in an mdf and black resin coated frame.
- With amazing hand worked in Russian hallmarked 950 silver decorative decorations of peacocks, foliage symbols around the front edges.
- Canvas on board.
- With certificate on the back confirming its a copy from an original.
- The original would cost many thousands of pounds here is your chance to own a superb hand crafted copy at an affordable price.
- Provenance bought exclusively from a fine reputable auction in Buckinghamshire.
- The legend of Saint George and the Dragon tells of Saint George (died 303) taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices; the saint thereby rescues the princess chosen as the next offering.
- The narrative was first set in Cappadocia in the earliest sources of the 11th and 12th centuries, but transferred to Libya in the 13th-century Golden Legend.
- The narrative has pre-Christian origins Jason and Medea, Perseus and Andromeda, Typhon, etc. and is recorded in various saints' lives prior to its attribution to St George specifically.
- It was particularly attributed to Saint Theodore Tiro in the 9th and 10th centuries & was first transferred to Saint George in the 11th century. The oldest known record of Saint George slaying a dragon is found in a Georgian text of the 11th century.
- The legend and iconography spread rapidly through the Byzantine cultural sphere in the 12th century.
- With hanging bracket on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having some noticeable, scuffs, stains to the painting surface in places.
- Frame has some small noticeable scuffs, wear, chips commensurate with usage & age.
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