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"Reliquary Of Altar ("
Important Reliquary bust in carved wood, polychrome and partially gilded with gold leaf, representing Saint Eustace, who found his martyr in Rome around 120 AD, with his wife and two children. "Placidus" (old name) was a general (see breastplate with lion's head = sign of officer or general) during the reign of Emperor Trajan, converted to Christianity and he had taken "Eustachius" as new christian name. The richly carved plinth with rockery decoration with its delion-claw feet. In the middle in a niche (hollow) polylobed under glass, flanked by two cherubs holding above the crown of Martyr, are the Relics of the Martyr (ex ossibus), decorated with mountings of trimmings (decorated with flowers and laurel leaves) , with the label written in Latin: "S. Eustachii Mart.". The finely carved bust of Saint Eustache, wearing a (gilded) breastplate, sits on the base; entirely carved from a single trunk of a tree (beechwood ?),His right hand probably wore an attribution linked to the Saint? The back also slightly carved in low relief with stylized rockery decoration. In the middle of the base is the rectangular hollow , housing the Reliquary closed with a lid, covered with a painted canvas, sealed in red wax. Authentic condition, damaged, various lacks, chips of the gilding and polychromy. Sublime work of a sculptor - artist, Tirol, from the 17th century.
Price : 5800 €
Period:17th century
Style:Renaissance, Louis 13th
Condition : En l’état

Material : Bois massif
Width : 61,5 cm
Height : 94,5 cm
Depth : 19,5 cm

Reference : 759488
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