Huge Antique Enamel St George The Dragon Slayer Sterling Necklace Cobalt Enamel
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Huge Antique Enamel St George The Dragon Slayer Sterling Necklace Cobalt Enamel:
HUGE ANTIQUE ENAMEL ST GEORGE THE DRAGON SLAYER STERLING PENDANT
This is an extremely large well carved image with lots of detail for its size
St George the Dragon Slayer
atop his beautiful white enameled horse
wearing his cobalt blue and blackenameled armour
with his spear impaling in the green enameled dragon's mouth.
In English folklore, St. George slew the mighty dragon. According to legend, a pagan town in Libya was being terrorized by a dragon. The locals kept throwing sheep to it to placate it, and when it still remained unsatisfied, they started sacrificing some of the citizenry. Finally, the local princess, Cleolinda, daughter of the King, was to be thrown also to the beast, but good St. George came along, slaughtered the dragon and rescued the fair princess. At this, the townsfolk converted to Christianity. Some experts think the tale is based on the Greek myth of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster.
Very heavy and very large
2 1/4" long and 1 1/2" across and 5/8" thick
Made in Germany
Free domesticUSPS priority shipping including insurance
International buyers are very welcome
Payment is due within 3 days of final offerding