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Large Continental Mid 16th Century Carved Limewood Figure Of St. John The Baptist


£8,500 | $11,318 USD | €9,631 EUR
Item Number: SA639704
Date of manufacture: 16th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 17 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


A large Continental mid 16th century (circa 1550) superbly carved limewood figure of St. John the Baptist.
St. John is stands in a draped robe holding a book with a lamb upon it, all supported on later wooden plinth with moulded edge.
St. John is often depicted with a lamb, this is said to originate from the Bible, John 1.29-36 when on seeing Jesus Saint John says 'Behold the Lamb of God...'.
St. John the Baptist was a major religious figure in various faiths including Christianity, known as a prophet and also honoured as a Saint in many Christian traditions.
He was regarded as the precursor to Jesus Christ, he had his own circle of disciples and baptized many, including Jesus.
This carved figure is in good original condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight int a home or collection.
Height: 66'' / 167.5cm
Width: 19'' / 48.5cm
Depth: 14'' / 35.5cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS1164


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 16th Century.


Height = 167.5 cm (65.9")
Width = 48.5 cm (19.1")
Depth = 35.5 cm (14.0")

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