Carved Ivory Diptych of Saint George and Cleodolinda from Dieppe, France circa 1850
Carved Ivory diptych of St. George and Cleodolinda. Original French velvet display/holder. Ivory from Dieppe, French made circa 1850. One side depicts Saint George slaying the dragon, the dragon representing the devil. Saint George was the protector of women. The other side of the diptych shows Cleodolinda, a kings daughter who was caught in the mouth of the dragons cave. Saint George slayed the dragon, and saved her. Cleodolinda is shown reading a book, and is surrounded by snakes, a bow and arrow and what looks to be Saint George's shield, a sign of his protection.
WIDTH: 2 in | HEIGHT: 3 in | DEPTH: 1 in
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