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Statuary Group "tobie And The Angel Raphael" 17th Century
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"Statuary Group "tobie And The Angel Raphael" 17th Century"
Statuary group carved and polychrome representing Tobie and Raphael, slaying the demon.
The archangel envelops Tobie under his left arm, in a protective gesture. He is wearing a belted dress at the waist and a long coat decorated with flowers. Raphael holds a traveler's stick in his right hand. His face with soft features is wearing blond curls.
At his side, Tobias is represented in prayer dressed simply in a red robe. Both are standing on the demon they are trampling.

Beautiful polychromy of origin
17th century

(missing the wings of the angel)

Historical annecdote : Tobit, is the son of Tobit, a Jew from the tribe of Nephtaly who became blind and living in misery. He is instructed by his father to find his uncle to claim a sum of money to cure his infirmity. Before setting out, Tobie makes the miraculous acquaintance of a young man who will reveal his mysterious identity at the end of their journey: The Archangel Raphael. After revealing his true nature, the Angel returns to heaven and invites his young traveling companion to always continue his prayers and to do good around him.
Price:4500 €
Period:17th century
Condition : Bon état

Material : Bois polychrome
Width : 38 cm
Height : 64 cm
Depth : 23 cm
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