Screaming Statue

17 07 2013

Úr Álögum (Breaking the Spell II) is a provocative and intricate rendering of St. George and the dragon, by Iceland’s foremost sculptor Einar Jónsson. The naked woman curled on George’s arm is the Libyan princess he spared from being sacrificed to the dragon. A shriveled female figure, a symbol of the dragon’s curse, is morphed into a cloak that the princess casts off as the dragon’s head is pierced by George’s sword.

Although I have never heard it, the locals say the statue screams when the wind  blows the right way!

Although I have never heard it, the locals say the statue screams when the wind blows the right way!

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