Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Saint George and the Dragon

ca. 1330
Austrian, Vienna
Wood, gesso, polychromy, gold
23 x 10 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (58.4 x 26 x 16.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Originally made for the interior of Saint Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, this sculpture was removed during renovations in the early nineteenth century. The saint's body armor, an important transitional type known only from period illustrations and works of art, is protrayed very accurately.
Ex. coll.: Friedrich Otto Edler von Leber, Vienna, Austria; Saint Stephen's Cathedral (Domkirche St. Stephan), Vienna, Austria.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department," October 2, 2012–October 13, 2014.

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