17th Century Wood Carved Polychromed Lifesize Sitting Franciscan Friar For Sale
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17th Century Wood Carved Polychromed Lifesize Sitting Franciscan Friar

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Solid wooden lifesize contemplating and begging Franciscan church statue sitting and leaning on his elbow. The table, chair and bible pictured with him are optional The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Francis of Assisi. The original Rule of Saint Francis approved by the Pope disallowed ownership of property, requiring members of the order to beg for food while preaching. This is the perfect quiet decorative roommate. He sits a 43cm (16.9 inch) seat height chair and a 76cm (29.9inch) high table.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
    PaintedPlaster,PolychromedWood
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    his right foot has no toes (probably didn't fit the space in church he was made for 300 years ago) some 'age consistent' cracks and paint and plaster chips, all of this contributes to his patine
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 51.19 in. x W 19.69 in. x D 25.6 in.H 130 cm x W 50 cm x D 65 cm
  • Seller Location
    Haarlem, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU104048681623
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