Coetzee uses the legend of Saint George
(ca. 275-303) slaying a dragon that
nested in a spring which provided water
to the city of Silene in modern day Libya.
He depicts the dragon as a snake
symbolizing the Christian reference to
Satan as a serpent. This artwork was
displayed in Coetzee's living room and is
one of nearly 120 portrayals of Roman
Catholic Saints in his home. A Perspex
overlay (image below) was added by
Coetzee at a later stage.