Saint Demetrios by Polycletos Rengos

Saint Demetrios by Polycletos Rengos
  • Code:  ΝΕΤ 014
  • Type:  Icon
  • Chronology:  1935
  • Dimensions:  Height 48, 3 εκ., length 37,5 εκ.
  • Materials of Construction:  Egg tempera on wood
  • Origin:  Kallisti Darveri bequest

Saint Demetrios is depicted riding a horse and prevailing over his adversary who is lying on the ground. In the scene’s lower part the brown tones are dominant, while the upper part is covered by golden background. The inscription in the lower left part: “By hand of Polycletos N. Rengos, 1935”.