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Saint George Slaying the Dragon plaquette
  • Caspar Enderlein
    1560–1633
    born: Basel, Switzerland ; died: Nuremburg, Germany
  • Saint George Slaying the Dragon plaquette, late 1500s–early 1600s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • lead
  • Object Diameter: 7 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0162.01
Description
Literature

Lead circular plaquette with full length figure (identified as Saint George) slaying a creature (identified as a dragon) in foreground with full length female figure (identified as a princess) in the distance on the right. The male figure in the foreground is wearing armor and on a horse. In his proper right hand he holds a lance/spear which is going through the mouth and head of the winged creature in the bottom center. The creature has a visible spinal column along it's back and a tail. The man wears a mustache and a helmet with plumage. The woman in the background is wearing a dress and has her hands at chest-height in front of her, clasped as if in prayer. A small four-legged creature (lamb?) stands to her left.