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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9 x 10.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.337.b
The white holes in this page are from insect damage.
The mangled body of the dragon lies at the young man’s feet. Two poisoned arrows protrude from its side. The man has killed the dragon in hopes of marrying the king’s daughter. Although many warriors and brave men have failed at this task, the young man succeeds with ease.
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