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Rare Late 16thC / Early 17thC Carved Antique Chestnut Sculpture of Joseph of Nazareth

Rare Late 16thC / Early 17thC Carved Antique Chestnut Sculpture of Joseph of Nazareth

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Rare Late 16thC / Early 17thC Carved Antique Chestnut Figure of Joseph of Nazareth

From the collection of Reynold Giovaninetti, Director of the Opera House, Marseille, France.

A rare late 16thC / early 17thC carved antique chestnut sculpture of Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary and adopted father of Jesus, depicted as a carpenter holding his box plane.

Continental origin.

It is widely thought that Joseph would have been 44-45 at the time of Christ's birth. It is therefore unusual to find him depicted in older life.

Since Joseph is not mentioned during the public ministry of Jesus, most scholars assume he died sometime between the twelve-year-old temple account (8-12 AD) and when Jesus began his public ministry around 27-29 AD "at about 30 years of age".  Joseph would have been in his 70's at this point.

The carving depicts a father tired and worried for his son, worn down with work and the prospect of his son's future.

Condition - as per the images. This figure displays very well.

Size: Height 26" (66 cm)

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We ship worldwide! You can buy with 100% confidence too!

We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:

1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee;

2. CINOA –Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, (or International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations) is the world association of art & antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries); and

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association - Representing reputable, high quality antiques dealers based in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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