Saint George

  • Patrociño Barela, Saint George, ca. 1935-1943, carved juniper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, 1985.65.1

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According to Christian tradition, St. George slew a dragon with the help of God and one strike of his lance. In this carving the top of the saint’s weapon forms a cross to show the source of his miraculous victory. Each of Patrociño Barela’s sculptures is carved from a single block of wood because he believed that this increased its spiritual power.

Title
Saint George
Artist
Date
ca. 1935-1943
On View
Dimensions
17 x 10 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (43.2 x 26.7 x 14.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved juniper
Classifications
Keywords
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – New Mexico
  • Emblem – cross
  • Religion – saint – St. George
Object Number
1985.65.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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