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German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century
German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century - Sculpture Style Louis XVI German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century - German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century - Louis XVI
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Germany
Medium :
Boxwood
Dimensions :
H. 12.4 inch
Sculpture  - German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century 18th century - German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century Louis XVI - German Saint Roch, Carved Boxwood, 18th Century
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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 about 1140 established in honor of St. James to promote the pilgrimage of Compostela) the two main functions of the drone are evoked: to help the march and defend the pilgrim "against the wolf and the dog". Symbolically the pilgrim's staff is also the "stick of hope." It is a weapon of salvation against the traps of the devil through penitence.

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Wood Sculpture Louis XVI