"XIXth / Flanders. Bas-relief In Cherry Wood Carved From Biblical Scenes Of Christ. Sign."Sculptural religious art. Flanders. Nineteenth century. BAS-RELIEF in cherry wood carved in the shape of an altar and patinated depicting biblical scenes around a Christ. The central scene recounts Christ's meeting with the Samaritan woman, called Photina the Samaritan woman according to Orthodox Christianity, from which he asks to drink because she comes to draw water from the well, known as Jacob's well (offered by the latter to the Samaritans) and situated in a field offered by this same Jacob to his son Joseph, on whose banks Christ rested. After having proved to the Samaritan woman that he was indeed Christ, he instructed her to go and announce his coming to the city of Samaria called Sychar, an announcement symbolized by the birds on the connes as well. This scene is related in the Gospel according to John, chapter 4 verses 4 to 29. The left scene relates Christ in the tomb with the Shroud, according to the pictorial work of Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-Paris 1674), painter and engraver. The third scene with Christ recalls the scene of the tree, symbol of life and regeneration as well as a vertical link between Earth and Heaven. Reminder of the verticality of man who rises towards God. This tree of life which will correspond for the Fathers of the Church to The Cross of Christ. Interiority-Death-Rebirth. We can add that this bas-relief is carved in the style of the Traditio Legis (delivery of the law and the keys to Peter by Christ) sculpted and engraved in bas-relief also, on the Paleo Christian sarcophagi and later Romans, in stone or marble. As for the architectural "construction" of this bas-relief, it is reminiscent of the model of the tomb of Christ with its parallelepiped shape and columns. It initially featured a cross whose remaining location can be seen. Signed / engraved on the back DELOR, which was the nickname of the 18th century Canadian religious sculptor and engraver, Jean-Baptiste Levasseur dit Delor (1717-1775 Quebec). Good condition. Weight: 774 grams.