Saint George and the Dragon
Medium:Wood, gesso, polychromy, gold
Dimensions:23 x 10 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (58.4 x 26 x 16.1 cm)
Credit Line:Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
On view in Gallery 373
Originally made for the interior of Saint Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, this sculpture was removed during renovations in the early nineteenth century. The saint's body armor, an important transitional type known only from period illustrations and works of art, is protrayed very accurately.
Ex. coll.: Friedrich Otto Edler von Leber, Vienna, Austria; Saint Stephen's Cathedral (Domkirche St. Stephan), Vienna, Austria.