Réf : 68249
Medieval ivory figure of a Saint, North of Spain, XI-XIIth century
Small and delicate Romanesque ivory statuette in very good condition, presumably representing the figure of a saint. Carved in the round and designed for a frontal viewpoint, the man is holding a "volumen" with his left hand and brings his right hand to his chest, a gesture to express respect and adoration in medieval christian tradition.
The head's morphology, of round features and prominent eyes, as well as the hair rendering by means of parallel schematic incisions, are characteristic aspects of this period. In the same sense, the long and gentle straight-lined folds of the drapery are consistent [...]