”Saint Blaise”. Wood. Castillian school, Spain, 14th century. For Sale
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”Saint Blaise”. Wood. Castillian school, Spain, 14th century.

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Although it is not accompanied by many iconographic attributes, it is possible to relate this carving to San Blas, a physician and bishop of Sebaste (Armenia) executed in the early 4th century and known for his gift of miraculous healing, applied to people and animals. Usually, he is represented with a pig, with two crossed candles (celebrates his feast after the Candelaria), a horn, a rake of cardar (tortured him with this element) and bishop's vestments. His history and veneration were very popular from the High Middle Ages, first in the East and then also by the Western Christian world. The expression of the saint and the expressiveness of the same place the size inside the Gothic, already worried to show a certain movement and some closeness in the figures, introducing the feeling in the faces. The folds are now less geometric than in the Romanesque, looking for some anatomy but still without showing or let it glimpse as will be done when the Renaissance influence. The use of gold in decoration is also common in the Castilian school of the time, and will remain for quite some time. Characteristic also are the rigidity of the figure, which distances it from those examples more related to France, and the lack of delicacy in the folds, that do present works of Flemish school. These types of carvings are preserved in certain churches and in certain private collections. Also, some museums have been able to gather works similar to this Saint: Lázaro Galdiano Museum of Madrid, Museum of Art N. of Catalonia in Barcelona, Museum of Navarre in Pamplona, National Archaeological Museum in Madrid, etc." · Size: 30x16x106 cms. International Buyers – Please Note: o Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. o Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. o These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. o The "handling time" is 5 days, depending on the exportation requirements o Please, note that for those articles that need Export Permits (those older than 100 years), the obtaining of the Permit will be processed without additional expenses, but the period for the obtention of it may vary from 10 to 35 days.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    14th century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 41.74 in. x W 11.82 in. x D 6.3 in.H 106 cm x W 30 cm x D 16 cm
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Seller Reference Number
    Z6749
  • Reference Number
    LU295139675603
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