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Item Description

The well carved sandstone sculpture of a bearded saint or religious figure, the top section of his head long since absent, the whole being beautifully weathered with age, the figure wearing the Star of David and wearing ceremonial robes whilst sitting upon a throne with a large barrel to one flank, and presented on a twentieth century composition stone base with five bored (fountain?) holes and a central carved cartouche, surviving principally from the middle of the nineteenth century and later.

The sculpture has the obvious losses as per the photographs and there are a couple of old repairs such as to one foot. The plinth has chipped losses to the flanks, please refer to all of the photographs for a full visual reference. If they were left outside for a longer period they would blend very well aesthetically with lichen and weathering. There are carved inscriptions to the base which could also prove interesting if researched further.

The figure is almost certainly a nineteenth copy of a much earlier work, and further research would prove rewarding.

A mysterious and imposing piece of sculpture.

Item Info

Seller

DOE AND HOPE

Seller Location

London, UK

Item Dimensions

H: 102cm W: 71cm >D: 38cm

Period

c.1870

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

United Kingdom

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1767 640995

+44 (0)772 9213013

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