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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Mon 02 Sep, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Does anyone recognise this sculpture?         Reply with quote

Hello guys

I would really appreciate, if anyone could tell me the period and area for this sculpture and the armour he's wearing!

I have attached the pictures I've stumbled across on a website with russian language:

http://vk.com/album-13756696_157615202

I am very interested in the type of mittens he is wearing.. Happy

Thank you for taking the time to read this.. Happy

Best regards
Kristoffer K
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Sep, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's Saint George killing the dragon, a popular subject for sculpture. I don't know this particular one, and don't see it in what a Google Images search shows me.

I wonder if the scale skirt is mean to copy the scales of the dragon?

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Sep, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This thread should be of some help:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=28454

It appears the statue is held in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg. Good luck in your quest.

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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2013 6:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you. You guys are the best!

I got exactly what I needed. I was hoping these were examples of early german mittens.. Happy

Have a nice day!

Best regards
Kristoffer K
Denmark
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