Belgian Carved Stone Baroque Revival Statue of Jesus, circa 1870 For Sale
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Belgian Carved Stone Baroque Revival Statue of Jesus, circa 1870


Large Belgian Stone statue of Jesus 171cm high (5'61") carved by Theodore Koob circa 1870 of Antwerp Belgium. (The halo is painted tole and is original to the statue.) Theodoor Koob is classified by the City of Antwerp as a sculptor of "artistic and historical interest" working in Antwerp (at Kammenstraat 70) at the end of the 19th century. The well known Calvary Maria statue on the Schrijnwerkersstraat, is from Koob and bears the signature style of carving. The sculpture we are selling is of Jesus and has a clear provenance from the (former) Ave Maria Institute on the Minderbroedersrui in Antwerp. The Maricolen Zusters came to this building in the 1860s and built the church and winter garden to connect the front building and the 18th century building to the back of the property that became the Cloister. The statue of Jesus and one of Mary were commissioned to be placed in the winter garden at the entrance of the Cloister. The statue has been repainted many, many times and a lot of the details are obscured by the thick layers. The paint has been scrapped off of a few small areas revealing the sculptors signature"TH Koob” and to show the detail that can be revealed if the paint is removed. The front inscription is in Flemish and translates to: "Poor or Rich come only to me " This statue comes with photos and documentation of its provenance. There is also a possibility of purchasing a Maria statue from the same sculptor in the same location.  


  • Creator
    Theodoor Koob (Sculptor)
  • Of the Period
    Baroque Revival
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    The statue has been repainted many, many times and thus the details are not as clear as they would be if the paint was to be removed.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 67.33 in. x W 45.67 in. x D 18.51 in.H 171 cm x W 116 cm x D 47 cm
  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
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