St. George The Trophy-Bearer (Святой Георгий Победоносец). Great-martyr and Trophy-bearer St. George, venerated by the Orthodox Church, is the patron saint of Moscow as well as of England and many other countries. He is also a military saint. The most famous act attributed to St. George is that of slaying the Dragon that lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. By defeating this creature with one fierce strike of his lance, he simultaneously rescued the princess Elizabeth. St. George then preached and converted the citizens and distributed his reward to the poor. This copy of a 15th century Novgorod icon was hand painted by E. Kovshik in Russia using Palekh techniques of egg tempera, lacquer and free-hand gold border decoration. 6". 1 only.