Antique carved ivory sculpture of George battling the Dragon
Anglo-Indian, 19th Century
Height 13.5cm, width 11.5cm, depth 4cm
This fine ivory carving depicts Saint George and the Dragon, a Christian legend that has proved immensely influential on Western art since the time of the Crusades. The sculpture depicts Saint George atop his horse, which rears over the dragon. The ivory group is supported by an ebonised wood plinth.