'St George and the Dragon', ivory relief

'St George and the Dragon', ivory relief

'St George and the Dragon'
Ivory relief
Perhaps by Dominik Steinhart (1655-1712)
Southern Germany
About 1680-1720
Ivory
Museum no. A.36-1949
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA

Steinhart specialised in ivory carving and lived in Italy for six years. This relief exists in a number of versions, but the intricate and highly skilled carving of this example suggests that Steinhart worked it himself.