Tales of dragon slaying go back all the way to Greek myth, but no tale is as iconic as the tale of Saint George, who slayed a vile dragon and saved a damsel. This St. George On Horse Slaying a Dragon Statue immortalizes that moment, for all to enjoy. The story goes that once, there was a dragon who terrorized a village. This envenomed creature befouled the land, and to appease it, the people sacrificed first lambs, and then their children to the beast. Each sacrifice was chosen by lottery, and when it fell to the Kings daughter, he offered all his gold and half his land to prevent such an act. The king was denied, and so his daughter was dressed as a bride and offered to the beast. St. George happened along, and when the maiden sought to warn him away, he vowed to stay and slay the beast. This statue depicts St. George, the soldier, all dressed in his armor and his battle gear, as his horse rears and he thrusts his lance down towards the dragons open maw, ready to deal it a mortal blow. The statue is crafted entirely in cold cast bronze, which is a variant of cold cast resin that is mixed with powdered bronze to give the statue a metallic bronze hue. It is also hand painted, which not only enhances the statues metallic luster, but also introduces detail and color to the statue, as well. This mythic statue measures approximately 9.125 inches long. The tale of St. George slaying a dragon is one we all know well, where a knight defeats the beast and saves the damsel. This St. George On Horse Slaying a Dragon Statue recreates just such an event, while also serving as a reminder to the history and the myth that go into such an iconic story.
- A Beautifully Hand Painted Bronze
- Depicts St. George, Patron of Soldiers, Slaying a Dragon
- Features an Impressive Level of Detail
- Makes for a Stunning Decoration
- A Great Home Decor Piece or Gift Idea
- Made from Cold Cast Bronze
- Length: 9.125 Inches