Saint George defeats the Dragon, but it's not an easy win. The dragon here looms large over the figures of George as he rides, lance in hand, to slay the beast. As the dragon dies their spirt ascends through their fiery breath, later returning to follow George for the rest of his days. The small horseback figures show the progress of George as he rides to his own destiny. This image is a narrative of all the moments that lead to that one decisive moment.