Friday, June 19, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART - 16th Century Carvings from the Bible! King Balthazar

King Balthazar carved in fine grain limestone with traces of polychrome representing the Adoration of the Magi. On one knee, he holds in his hands a ciborium containing myrrh, his conical hat posed with him; balding beautiful face, the eyes marked by crow's feet, mouth, lips parted with well designed and finely crafted cotton; two rows of small bits ending with fangs; richly dressed, he wears a pendant necklace, a tunic with slashed sleeves lined with studs and a belted coat with collar forming also flap lined with cabochons. 

Touraine, 1500 H 87 cm