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Saint George and the Dragon
Master of Guillebert de Mets (Flemish, active about 1410 - 1450)
Ghent (probably), Belgium (Place created)
about 1450 - 1455
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 19.4 x 14 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
The dramatic and exuberant acanthus border provides a fitting counterpart to the elegant miniature featuring the equestrian hero and the princess. The brightly colored sinuous foliage echoes Saint George's flowing, elaborately scalloped cape, further uniting the framed miniature and the border.
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