1 Small Byzantine Style Russian Export Icon Artwork On Canvas Coated Pure 950 Russian Silver Framed. 1 Small Byzantine Style Russian Export Icon Artwork Mixed Media On Canvas Coated Pure 950 Russian Silver Framed.
Subject Saint George & the Dragon religious icon. Signed by a master traditional styled Russian artist artisan. 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. Mixed media 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. 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. We only select & sell paintings based upon quality & significance.We provide friendly professional customer service. 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. Cash upon collection is welcome.Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate. 11.61 High (29.5cm). 9.25 Width (23.5cm). 0.78 Depth thickness of the frame (2cm).
The item "1 Byzantine Style Russian Icon Artwork Canvas Painting Coated 950 Russian Silver" is in sale since Thursday, January 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "cheshirentiquesconsultant" and is located in CHESTER, Cheshire.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South africa.