Wonderful high relief altarpiece, depicting Saint George and the dragon, excellent workmanship in Rosso Antico marble. This marble is quite rare and precious.
The high relief comes from an ancient church in Genoa. It was part of a group of sculptures (with Saint Michael the archangel), placed on both sides of an altar, and depicting the victory of Good over Evil. The legend tells of a brave knight who wanted to slay a dragon that was killing people with its breath; he struck the monster with his spear and in return for his bravery asked the citizens to convert and be baptized. This piece is in perfect condition and flawless. The item is really unique, the fine craftsmanship, the care and precision of details must be emphasized.
Original, rare and large sized item of extraordinary quality. The light and brightness of the red marble must be emphasized, the patina is truly spectacular.
Intact in all its parts.
In case of shipping, it will be delivered in a wooden crate, after a careful and professional packaging.
Safe shipping throughout Europe and the rest of the world at competitive prices. Affordable, safe and tracked shipping.
The item is also available for pickup at our warehouse.
The shipping will be arranged privately at the end of the auction, it will be at buyer’s charge and not too expensive.
- width 64 cm,
- length 113 cm,
- marble edge thickness 5 cm,
- max. thickness 15 cm.
Weight: 100 kg.
- Hoog reliëf - Great St. George and the Dragon - Altaarstuk - 64 x 113 cm
- Antiek rood marmer
- Geschatte periode
- Begin 20e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Italië, Genua
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 15×64×113 cm
- 100 kg