Epic Battle


One of the most impressive cameo carvings we have seen in a long time! A natural shell hand carved with St. George and the Dragon set in a 9ct brooch mount. Pre owned but immaculate.

Ref: 34801


The legend of St. George and the Dragon describes a saint taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices, the next of which was to be a princess.

This legend was subjugated by the church in the 14th century and Westernised to show St. George as a chivalrous crusader knight with the red and white of St. Georges cross as his heraldery, however, this brooch is rare as it shows St. George as a Thracian horseman which makes this a depiction of the original legend, set in 11th century Cappodecia (modern day Turkey).


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