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St George and the Dragon ornament

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St George and the Dragon ornament
St George and the Dragon ornament

St George and the Dragon ornament

V&A - The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Item Ref: VA06740
RRP: £80.00
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V&A Jewellery: St George and the Dragon ornament- the legend of St George and the dragon is ancient: a dragon made its lair next to the water source for a town so in order to collect water the townspeople had to distract the dragon with a human sacrifice, which they chose by drawing lots. One day the princess was chosen, but St George rescued her by slaying the dragon. This decorative ornament is modelled on one from the workshop of Froment-Meurice and Francoise Desire, Paris, 1855. 

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