Saint George Slaying the Dragon Scarf - Carlo Crivelli | Scarf
Saint George Slaying the Dragon Scarf - Carlo Crivelli | Scarf

Saint George Slaying the Dragon Scarf - Carlo Crivelli | Scarf

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SAINT GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON, 1470

Crivelli compressed the story of Saint George-who saved a city and its princess from the marauding dragon-into a single, dynamic moment. Run through with a lance, the monster roars in agony, frightening this saint's steed. The horse rears up and shies away, eyes wide with fear. In a feat of remarkable horsemanship, George stands, drops the reins and draws his sword to deliver the death blow. A rare subject for the side panel of an altarpiece, this image constituted the right side of the Porto San Giorgio polyptych.