General admission for children 17 years and under is always free
Polychromed and gilded wood
This painted wood sculpture depicts Saint George, the patron saint of England and Ethiopia. He holds a lance over the dragon at his feet, slain for terrorizing the town of Silene, Libya. This figure, along with the neighboring sculpture of Saint Florian, was originally a symbolic guardian of a monumental altarpiece in early 16th-century Bavaria. It seems fitting that Isabella placed the two saints at the formal entrance of the museum to supervise the passageway.