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ST. GEORGE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The half-length figure of St. George is painted on a curved oval plaque of mother of pearl in a smooth silver mount. He is dressed in armor over a dark blue tunic with full sleeves gathered in a gold cuff. A coral red cloak is draped over his left shoulder and he holds a spear in his right hand and a shield with triangular motif in his left. His beardless face with its piercing black eyes, long nose and sensual mouth, is painted in the manner of late 19th century academic painting. The medallion is mounted on a rectangular silver gilt plaque guillauched with an overall pattern of damask trefoil sprigs on a ground of fine lines. Beneath the medallion is a coat of arms (a double headed eagle with cross and crozier beneath a Greek? crown on an ermine field, two crossed keys beneath, with Greek? letters). A suspension hook is mounted in the center top edge.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
ST. GEORGE
Made from:
Tempera on mother of pearl -- silver gilt
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1899-1908
Size:
21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.34
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION; COAT OF ARMS on the top center of the medallion "O.AG.GEORGIOS" (in Greek or Cyrillic); on the coat of arms "I? KM PB KZ"; on the p.r.lower corner of recto 1) PEF (in square) for unknown maker, 2) 84 for silver content, 3) kokoshnik facing left with ML sideways for Moscow and tester Ivan Lebedkin (1899-); on p.l. edge of medallion mount 1) and illegible mark in a circle; coat of arms for ?
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973