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Sainte Anne Trinitaire, Carved Lime, Germany, 15th Century

Sainte Anne Trinitaire, Carved Lime, Germany, 15th Century
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"Sainte Anne Trinitaire, Carved Lime, Germany, 15th Century"
This beautiful statuary group dating from the 15th century represents Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus. This Christian iconographic theme brings together the three generations: the grandmother, the mother and the baby Jesus. It was very popular in the West in the fifteenth century, especially in Germany.

Saint Anne is represented sitting on a throne, with on her knees the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus. She has a soft face which is quite rare because often Saint Anne a face marked by time. Saint Anne is wearing an elegant pleated veil.On her right knee, the Virgin Mary is represented in a long dress, hands crossed in a smiling attitude. On the left knee of Saint Anne, the baby Jesus is shown naked, holding a pear in his right hand. His chubby face is capped with juvenile curls.

This statuary group is carved with finesse.

Very good condition (missing the left foot of the baby Jesus)
lime
Northern Germany
15th century

Historical annecdote: The pear held by the child Jesus recalls the forbidden fruit and the original sin. Indeed, in the Bible the term used to name the fruit of the forbidden tree is "pomma", which refers to all sorts of pome fruit: apples, figs, pears or grapes. It was only later that we chose to identify this fruit as an apple ("malum" in Latin), because of its negative homonymy.

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Sainte Anne Trinitaire, Carved Lime, Germany, 15th Century
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