Saturday, June 20, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART - 17th Century Carvings from the Bible! - Paul the Apostle

Paul the Apostle , originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle (though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Paul used his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to advantage in his ministry to both Jewish and Roman audience.

Saint Apostle, Alabaster carved in the round, standing, head turned to the left, the left leg bent and forward, he holds an open book on his right arm; frowning face, straight nose, stopping at chin beard, mustache; He wears a tunic with a flap open collar and a loose coat placed on the right shoulder and back to the front in deep and broken folds; rectangular terrace. Beautiful workmanship. 

Northern France, circa 1600 H 54 cm (accidents in the left hand)