Réf : 72141
Oak panel with the parabel of the Prodigal Son, early 16th C.
A carved oakwood panel depicting a passage of the parable of the Prodigal Son, as told in the gospel of Luke. He is depicted kneeling, holding a bowl of food above a pig trough with two pigs awaiting their supper. The biblical scene is flanked by a coat of arms and a grotesque head with bulging eyes which stretches his own mouth with both hands, a so-called "mouth-puller", as if it was mocking the scene.
This panel was once part of a wainscoting with two mortise and tenon joints still visible. Most likely, it was mounted as a decorative frieze, placed close to the ceiling, with a series of different [...]