Pair of wooden panels carved in high relief and polychrome from the 16th century.
One represents a bust of Saint Paul. In his right hand he holds the sword, the instrument of his torture, and in his left hand the book of his writings. According to iconographic tradition he wears a long beard.
The other panel represents Saint Peter also illustrated in bust. In his right hand he holds the two keys (that of paradise and that of earth) and in his left hand the book of the New Law which abolishes the Old Law (that of Moses).
Both have a halo on a gold background and thus remind us of their holiness.
Our two panels are carved on walnut, the polychromy and gilding are original. The sober execution of this ensemble reminds us how cultural exchanges with Italy influenced the artistic emotion of 16th century Spanish sculpture.
Saint Paul and Saint Peter are great figures in the history of Christianity and from the Middle Ages their cults are frequently associated. They are in fact recognized by Christian tradition as the two pillars of the Church. Peter is the stone on which Christ builds his Church. Paul, the preacher who will travel throughout the Mediterranean basin to bring the Gospel to the pagans. Saint Peter and Saint Paul are celebrated together on the same date, June 29.
Dimensions: L. 27 cm x H. 43 cm
Dimensions on red panel: L. 39 cm x H. 59 cm
Polychrome and gilded walnut
From the Lyon collection
(some gaps and old xylophagous attacks)
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1 600 €