On display

Princess Sabra Led to the Dragon (1866)

Burne-Jones produced a series of paintings illustrating the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
This picture shows the Princess Sabra, the daughter of a king, being led to the dragon as a sacrifice. It was a tradition in her country that each year a maiden was offered to the dragon so that it would spare the country.
She was saved by Saint George who killed the dragon with his sword Ascalon.