1930 Antique St. George, Dragon Celluloid Religious Greek Medal Plaque
A beautiful old 1930's to 1950's mid 20th century tinplate orthodox metal religious Christian icon, on a celluloid covered hanging plaque or medal. it has an old faded blue silk hanging thread. It features a great image from an early Greek painting of Saint George slaying the dragon with his name written in Greek text as Γεώργιος above.
Saint George was born 23 April 303, and was a Roman soldier of Greek origin who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He is immortalized in the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The legend is first recorded in history in the 11th century, spreading to Europe by the 12th century. Saint George's Day is traditionally celebrated on 23 April.
Condition: This is an old original tinplate celluloid covered religious oval wall plaque, as seen in photos. The front has some bumps you can feel when running your hand over the smooth celluloid, but they are not visible in any way when displayed. The celluloid cover with Saint George's image is very clean and crisp. The old blue tin reverse is rusty with spots, as seen in photos. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. This piece is 80-90 years old, and a beautiful piece of armorial and iconic art. It was found in Totnes, Devon, England.
Size: 5 inches length x 3.25 inches wide
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