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German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century

Réf : 74578


German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century

Statuette finely carved in round bump representing Saint Roch. The Saint is standing in pilgrim's clothing (hat, cape, sackcloth, boots ...) leaning on his staff. He shows with his right hand his "bubo" on the top of his thigh. Her beautiful face with expressive features has a long hair and a curly beard. Boxwood Germany, Bohemia 18th century Historical story: The pilgrim's staff, also known as the "bumblebee", is a major attribute of the pilgrim since the Middle Ages. This stick was originally smaller than the walker, then later he will be taller than him. In the Cortex Calixtinus (manuscript of [...]

Period : 18th century

Antique dealer : Gérardin et Cie

Gérardin et Cie