Icon of St George

Icon; painted in egg tempera on (linden?) wood; sometimes known as 'The Black George'; St George wearing a red mantle rides a black horse to the left. He holds a spear in his right hand with which he transfixes the dragon beneath him. The scene was depicted against a light yellow (orpiment) background imitating gold leaf. Inscription in Church Slavonic above the saint: Ο ΑΓΙ(oc) ΓΕΟΡ(г)ИЕ (Saint George).

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