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17th C. Statue of St Joseph with Jesus

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17th C. Statue of St Joseph with Jesus

17th C. Statue of St Joseph with Jesus

 

Large antique hand carved wooden sculpture of the Saint Joseph with the little child Jesus. It was made in the second half of the 17th century, the baroque era. Unknown artist from the circle of Nicolaas van der Veken, Brabant. The statue is probably carved from nutwood. On the back there is a closed hollow space, perhaps for a relique.

In the Baroque era the veneration of Christ's earthly father was promoted as an active, youthful parent and regarded him as a model to be imitated by husbands and fathers. Artists were encouraged to help the faithful imagine aspects of Joseph's life missing from the scant descriptions in the Gospels, such as this elegantly tender portrayal of him protecting the Child.

Height: 90 cm
Weight: 11 kgs

Condition: Condition commensurate with age, woodworm holes, not active



Groot, antiek handgesneden houten beeld van Jozef met het kind Jezus. Gemaakt in de tweede helft van de 17de eeuw, de periode van de barokke stijl. Onbekende kunstenaar uit de kring van Nicolaas van der Veken, Brabant. Het beeld is waarschijnlijk gesneden uit notenhout. Aan de achterzijde is een afgedichte holle ruimte, wellicht voor de plaatsing van een reliek.

Hoogte 90 cm. 
Gewicht 11 kg

Conditie: In overeenstemming met de leeftijd, met houtworm sporen, niet actief


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Material
Wood
Style/Theme
Christian Religious Art

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