Antique cast iron fire back: Saint George of Lydda slaying the dragon

This large antique cast iron fire back for fireplace is square. It features a beautiful frame highlighted by volutes and foliage garlands centered by a scene representing an epic confrontation: Saint George of Lydda confronting the dragon.

Saint George of Lydda, a high-ranking officer of the Roman army, one day crosses the city of Silene in Libya. This city has a plague-bearing dragon which devours all the animals of the neighborhood and demands of the inhabitants a daily tribute of two young people chosen by lottery. Saint George arrives the day when the only daughter of the king is going to be victim of the monster. He then engages with the dragon in a fierce battle and ultimately kills it with a scimitar.

Venerated by Christendom, Saint George had been considered the patron saint of England and Russia.

Origin: France

Two holes at the bottom of the plate

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Height : 85 cm
Width : 85 cm

800 €Réf. ACA252

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