St. George and the Dragon carved and gilded girandole mirror.
The carved crest depicting a knight astride a rearing horse on a rocky plinth. The horse (especially the mane and tail) is highly articulated. St. George has Roman looking armor with an armored skirt (Pteruges).On the right of the crest is a small waterfall or spring that refers to the spontaneous spring that gushed from the alter of the church that was built where he killed the dragon.
At the base is the most wonderful dragon with outstretched wings,marvelous scales and an open mouth reaching for St. George. Interestingly there is a small shelf behind his head indicating he was probably intended to have a candle flame emerging from his mouth during a party.
Property Deaccessioned from the Chrysler Museum of Art
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