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Ivory statue of Saint Christopher, Southern Netherlands 17th century

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Ivory statue of Saint Christopher, Southern Netherlands 17th century

A beautiful carved ivory statue depicting Saint Christopher, leaning on his staff and carrying the Christ child on his shoulder across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. Therefore, he is the patron saint of travelers and the size of this statue probably indicates that it was carried around by a traveler for personal devotion and protection. The statue is mounted on its original turned and black stained wooden base. Southern Netherlands. 17th century. Dimensions: height 14cm

Period : 17th century

Antique dealer : Kim J. Nazzi

Kim J. Nazzi

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Sculpture