St. George amulet

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Title

St. George amulet

Subject

St. George

Description

The legend of Saint George and the Dragon, whose triumphant form is etched into this talisman, lives on in many predominantly Catholic countries from England to Ethiopia. The classic fable has it that George, being protected by the holy cross, saved a young maiden from the grips of an angry dragon. Soldiers adorned their armor with amulets like this one during battle in hopes that homage to the patron saint of war might lessen their wounds.

Source

Gift of Josephine Rohrer

Date

1600-1750

Contributor

Curated by Aileen Ozay

Format

Bronze

Identifier

1943.29.4

Coverage

Greece

Files

1934.29.4.jpg

Collection

Citation

“St. George amulet,” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/569.

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