Russian icon | St George Slaying the Dragon with Vita

Icon: St George Slaying the Dragon with Vita B-19

Origin :
Russia, Palekh
Period :
late 19th century
Size :
36.2 x 30 cm
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The icon is finely painted on a gold ground. The central image of St George Slaying the Dragon is surrounded by 12 scenes from his life (vita):

  1. St George before the emperor
  2. Being tortured on a wheel
  3.  Being boiled in pitch
  4. St George is forced to put on hot boots
  5. After having drunk the chalice with poison, St George stays alive
  6. Being tortured with rods
  7. St George brings to live the bull of Glikerius
  8. St George brings to live a dead man through praying
  9. Beheading of St George
  10.  St George frees the young boy from Agarjan
  11. St George takes over the pillar bought by a woman for a church dedicated to St George in Rome.
  12.  St George destroys idols in Cappadocia