Large 17thC Italian Antique Baroque Period Carved Wood Reliquary Bust / Sculpture of a Saint


Large 17thC Baroque Antique Carved Wood Reliquary Bust / Sculpture of a Saint.

A large 17th Century antique carved limewood bust of a Saint in original gilt gesso and polychrome.

Baroque period and most probably Italian in origin.

With a hollowed aperture to the sternum, made to accommodate a reliquary.

Depicted with long flowing golden locks of hair, silk collar and robe to his left shoulder. This

Condition – Good as per the images. Some age related splits to the timber and surface wear commensurate with age but all are stable.

Size: Height 33cm x Width 30.5cm x Depth 15cm (13″ x 12″ x 6″)

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