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Saint George became the patron saint of England after the Crusades. His armour marks him out as a warrior knight and he is shown here slaying a two-headed dragon, symbolic of the fight between good and evil. The Saint has already thrust a dagger into the smaller dragon’s mouth and we see him driving a lance into the larger mouth on the right.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery







H 39.5 x W 12.5 x D 5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1971-43

Acquisition method

purchased from Christie, Manson and Woods, 1971

Work type


Inscription description

Coll. A. C. J. Wall; Coll. Sir George (?) Lakine


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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