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It's Monday

 

Go slay your dragons.

(at the Benedictine monastery museum in Montecassino, Italy)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Go slay your dragons.

(at the Benedictine monastery museum in Montecassino, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 20 May 2019, 02:32
A beautiful detail shot of this sword handle! Good choice for processing as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. Actually, I think it might have been a staff of some sort, but not a sword, which makes it even more interesting, I suppose.
Très joli, on ne fait plus de si belles choses.
Ginnie Hart: So very true, Martine. Merci.
Beautiful presentation! You've made the subject stand out so beautifully!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2019, 06:23
It stands out well Ginnie. I wonder how old it might be?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and good question!
A1bsolutely superb Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie.
What a wonderful object Ginnie. I can't make out whether it is wood or metal
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Bill, it's ivory! An important section of the Museum is dedicated to ivory exhibits.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 20 May 2019, 08:22
Magnifique
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
Un très joli plan rapproché, plein de détails à  découvrir.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It was the first time for me to see George slaying the dragon carved on a staff.
very interesting portrayal of 'the battle'... the enemy and the weapon against it seem to be made of the same thing... i like it!
Ginnie Hart: We see hundreds of depictions of George slaying the dragon all over Europe, Elaine. This was one of the finer ones I've ever seen. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2019, 09:31
A fascinating St. George, surely a crosier.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, a crosier and one of the best I've ever seen!
  • willy
  • België
  • 20 May 2019, 09:57
Saint George and the Dragon, I suppose...Ginnie

A beautiful detail shot ..

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: For sure, Willy...not to be mistaken for anyopne else! This may be my favorite depiction thus far! Bedankt.
There's some very fine work in that.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Brian.
Oh, wat een mooie tekst bij deze mooie foto van dit kunstwerk .
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. smile
Great abstract Ginnie. Nice treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frank.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 May 2019, 13:20
Hey man, that beast will swallow your sword and then you are next on the menu.

To think this made from a single piece of ivory.
Ginnie Hart: I love all the artistic renditions I have seen here in Europe of St. George slaying the dragon, Louis. This is one of the best for me. Thanks.
What an incredible handle! I love the tones and strong details.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie. One of the best I've ever seen.
You have captured the carved details of this piece beautifully, Ginnie. This Benedictine monastery museum must have a treasure trove of items like this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beverly, and oh, yes. We were enthralled with this place.
By hook or by crook?

Moses got a better one that could part the Red Sea, right?

I want this one, though.
Ginnie Hart: One for every reason and/or season, LC! smile
Is this brass or have you used a brass type finish?
Ginnie Hart: It's ivory, Mary!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 May 2019, 16:34
Quite an u usual style Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's probably why I was attracted to it, Chad?!
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 21 May 2019, 01:06
This is a great shot. I love the clarity and black and white.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beth.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 21 May 2019, 04:38
love, love the gold against the blackness
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2019, 06:41
This is just amazing, Ginnie. All made from ivory. The details are stunning, what a beautiful design and craftsmanship. I like you r presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Astrid. Bedankt.
an appropriate title, Ginnie. and what a fierce looking sculpture! what is it though? is it carved on to the handle of something?
Ginnie Hart: It's an ivory staff used by a priest, Ayush...a crosier/crozier.
Made me go back and look again.
Ginnie Hart: That's fun, Mary. HA!

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