ST. GEORGE & THE DRAGON HINGED LONG BOX 6410 YTC SUMMIT Constructed of Cold Cast Stone Resin, this St. George Hinged Box has the "Weight" "Look" "Feel" and "Sound" of real sculpted Porous Stone.
Sculpted on its hinged lid, this intricate long box features a detailed account of the noble knight St. George in full armour with lance raised while mounted on horseback detailing his pursuit and epic battle of the fierce dragon . The outer perimeter of the box is adorned in carved floral designs featuring a dragon head on both front and back. A plush black lining throughout the interior of the box, including the lid, provides an enchanted resting place for your favorite things. The base is covered in black velveteen as well. The box measures approx 2-1/2" tall and 9" long weighing 1 lbs 14oz
• Material: Cold Cast Stone Resin
• Length: 8-3/4 inches
• Height: 2-1/2 inches
• Depth: 3-3/8 inches
• Weight: 1 lbs. 14 oz
• Felt Lined base & interior including lid
ST. GEORGE & THE DRAGON
Ancient storytellers told legends of an Eastern city called Salem where a terrifying dragon lived in a swamp nearby. The dragon demanded a daily tribute of sheep and cattle. Soon, after exhausting these food supplies, the dragon demanded the sacrifice of two children a day. A lottery system was devised to pick the victims. Cleodolinda, the daughter of the King, was chosen for that day's sacrifice.
As Cleodolinda was sadly proceeding to her doom, along came the knight George. Seeing the dragon about to gulp down the lovely princess, George promised the citizens deliverance from their troubles. After making the sign of the cross, he transfixed the dragon with his lance and wounded it with his magic sword Ascalon. George then had the princess bind the beast with her girdle. The dragon then became docile and tame, and followed the princess and George back to the city. There in the market square, George killed the dragon with his lance.
As George was killing the dragon, he told the city citizens that this act was to show the power of God. Not only was the princess saved and the city relieved, but the people gave up their idols and accepted Christianity. George was said to have married the princess and lived happily ever after.
In different places and times, much of the world has chosen Saint George as a Patron Saint. His slaying of the dragon as a symbol of the victory of goodness over evil endeared him to many.