Icon: Georgios and the dragon
|Name:||Icon: Georgios and the dragon||Size:||8,8 x 8 cm|
The legend of St George slaying the dragon is said to have taken place at Silene in the province of Libya. St George entered a town terrorized by a dragon which demanded daily human sacrifice. That day the king’s daughter, Princess Elisabeth, awaited her fate outside the wall when George rode to her rescue and killed the dragon. Afterwards the saint converted the whole town to Christianity.
In this icon, we see St George riding a charger with his cloak flying behind him. He reins his horse in and thrusts his lance through the winged dragon’s mouth. A miniature princess stands on the right. From the windows in the castle the parents of the princess are looking.