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Sveti Juraj nakon bitke sa zmajem

Saint George after his fight with the dragon

Andreas Kompatscher & Arthur Winder

Zagreb /  Sveti Juraj nakon bitke sa zmajem   Zagreb /  Sveti Juraj nakon bitke sa zmajem


On the 'Brothers of the Croatian Dragon Square' is a statue of St. George, sitting on his horse and praying, after slaying the dragon.

Zagreb - Sveti Juraj nakon bitke sa zmajem

Horses in Art comment:

This representation of Saint George is rather unique. He is not rendered on the moment of killing the dragon as usual (piercing his lance into the dragon's mouth), but after his fight when the dragon lies dead at the horse's feet. The position of Saint George is conform to that of the hunter who pays his respect to the defeated animal or he is thanking God for his victory over the dragon.. He has taken off his helmet and has his hands crossed. He looks down and so does his horse. The horse has long hairs on its legs and a knot in its tail. It has the type of an ordinary working horse, completely in medieval style,
The sculpture was made in commission of Dr. Edmund Mojsisovics for his summer residence in Mallnitz. After his death in 1907 the statue stayed in there until 1937, when it was bought by Zelimir Mažuranić in Zagreb, who placed it in his garden. The family donated it in 1994 to the city of Zagreb and it was placed on this location.

Zagreb - Sveti Juraj nakon bitke sa zmajem


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Locatie (N 45°48'57" - E 15°58'31") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: hr039; Photograph: 8 September 2016
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