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19th Century Religious Hand-Painted Altar Triptych Icon Ecclesiastical Art

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A beautiful 19th century hand carved and painted partial git live edge wooden triptych retable church altarpiece, depicting "The Bible Parable of the Prodigal Son". The European antique, believed to be Spanish in origin, comprised of three gothic cathedral architectural steeple shaped brilliant gold gilded solid wood panels affixed with brass hinges, opening to reveal a trio of rich polychrome decorated religious folk art works. A most impressive display of Catholic Saint / Santos figures, one on horse, the other on donkey, red and yellow coat of arms shield with lion rampant crest insiginia, having later wall hanging wire hardware mounted on the center back painting, allowing for easy hanging, or freestanding to conveniently display the work on a console table, desk, or shelf. With beautiful, bright, rich coloring, warm hues, and distinctive rustic wood grain patterns on both sides, this remarkable example makes for a truly special, thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift, Communion, birthday or holiday. Highly decorative, exceptionally executed design, and unique sculptural silhouette add a touch of sophisticated artistic elegance and cozy relaxed warmth as antique decor,.or as a lovely addition to your home altar, prayer room or devotional shrine, while the folding form is the ideal size for use as a portable / traveling religous icon. Nicely aged patina over the whole., with age appropriate wear, light organically distressed finish, weathered, chippy paint loss, and striking craquelure only adds to the overall antique character and authenticity , historical depth, and European old world charm. Dimensions: (approx) Fully extended: 13.5" H x 17.25" W x 1.5" D Closed: 13.5" H, 3.5" D Provenance : A fine private Raleigh, NC estate. We love decorating with religious antiques, and currently have a large collection available for sale, including various 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century folk art, liturgical altar stick candlesticks, rare relics, altars altar tables, processional pole torchiere lanterns, architectural church and temple elements, tabernacle, sacristy cabinet, sanctuary vestment court cupboards, monstances reliquaries, Veneration items, offertory pieces, crosses, crucifixes, sculptures, statues, altar panels, retablo, reredos, mirrors, chalices, and much more.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 13.5 in (34.29 cm)Width: 17.25 in (43.82 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
  • Style:
    Gothic Revival (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    19th Century
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location:
    Forney, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5977227338362
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