In life, St. George was a Greek soldier who served as an officer in the Roman army. After his death he was canonized and is often credited with having slain a dragon, an act that is represented in stunning detail by this St. George Slaying a Dragon Statue. This statue recreates the design and imagery of several iconic artworks that involve Saint George and his act of valor. The statue most closely resembles Gustave Moraeus painting, Saint George and the Dragon, although there are a few minor differences. However, the positioning and the form of the statue are a near match, depicting Saint George atop his mighty steed, wearing a knights plated armor and wielding a long lance, which he uses to lung down and strike a mortal blow to the dragon. His horse rears up and stretches out, making the warhorse look as though it might be leaping out of harms way. A cape or banner flutters behind St. George, while the lance pierces down and goes through the dragons chest and out its back, all while the small winged lizard snarls menacingly up at Saint George and his horse. The statue is tastefully crafted in cold cast bronze, which is a form of cold cast resin that is mixed with powdered bronze to give the statue a bit more weight, as well as a finer bronze appearance. It is also hand painted, to better enhance the statues detail and luster. The end result is that it more closely resembles cast bronze then resin. This impressive statue measures approximately 11.375 inches long. Not only does this statue have a bit of significance as far as faith goes, but it is also an iconic depiction of a classic medieval fairytale, in which the brave knight slays a vile dragon. This integral connection makes this St. George Slaying A Dragon Statue a versatile piece that will appeal to a variety of people.
- A Beautifully Hand Painted Statue
- Depicts Saint George, Driving a Lance the a Dragons Heart
- Features an Impressive Level of Detail
- Makes for a Stunning Decoration
- A Great Home Decor Piece or Gift Idea
- Made from Cold Cast Bronze
- Length: 11.375 Inches