My thanks to everyone who sends me images of St. George. Here are some newly-acquired ones:
From Arkadi monastery in Crete, courtesy of my friend Christina Heckman: a seventeenth-century “Hagios Georgios o Kephalophoros,” that is, St. George the Celphalophore. I have never heard of St. George as a cephalophore (own-head-carrier) – and note that he has sprouted a new head.
Also from Christina Heckman at Arkadi: St. George the Trophy-Bearer, complete with the pitcher-bearing boy.
From my friend Daniel Holmes at the British Museum. My guess is that this one is fifteenth-century and German.
My friend Kevin Harty enjoyed a trip to Spain and Portugal over Thanksgiving break, which included a visit to Casa Botines, a modernist building by Antoni Gaudí in the city of Léon, Spain.
Over the main entrance, a St. George killing what looks like a Komodo dragon.
From Ronald Good: a classic Orthodox dragon-killing icon, reproduced on a funeral card.
Another prayer card from Ronald Good, this one designated “Hl. Georg Das Drachenwunder – Ikonen-Museum, Recklinghausen.”