Lithograph with Saint George and Demetrius in grooved wood, gilded with ormolu and painted in red - bordeaux color with matte varnish. Dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Saint George the Troopoephoros or Trophy holder is one of the most famous and beloved saints of Orthodoxy. He came from Cappadocia, martyred and beheaded in 303 AD. His name is related to many folk traditions and customs. Saint George is celebrated on April 23 or the following day after Easter.
Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-scented is the patron saint of Thessaloniki, where he was born. He was imprisoned for his piety and faith. He was killed by warriors’ lances because he encouraged Nestor to defeat the idolater wrestler Lyeus in a confrontation in front of the emperor Maximianus in Thessaloniki. Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-scented celebrates on October 26th.
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