Beautiful, Otto Moroder (Austrian, 1894-1977) wood sculpture of 'St George Slaying The Dragon'.
Hand carved and painted, this is an exceptional sculpture.
Unknown wood, but appears to possibly be pine.
Label on bottom translates to "Tyrolean wood carving by Otto Moroder, A 9900 Lienz, Austria".
In very good condition with no chips - does have a natural crack on arm possibly due to age (see photo).
19,5cm (7.67") wide x 9,5cm (3.74") deep x 26,5cm (10.43") high (not including spear)
Otto Moroder (born 29 January 1894 in Ortisei in Val Gardena; died 27 July 1977 in Mayrhofen, Zillertal) was an Austrian sculptor from South Tyrol. Otto created a statue on the subject of the traditional "Tyrolean firefighter", which was presented to the Kaiser on his birthday. The Emperor gave the artist a private audience on 16 September 1916 in the Schönbrunn Palace and awarded him with a golden clock. In 1977 he was awarded the Cross of Honor for Art and Science of the Republic of Austria. Because of his style and his motives, Otto Moroder was nicknamed the "Albin Egger-Lienz (Austrian painter) of Wood Carver". wikipedia
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