This exceptional prayer-god of northern Italy is made of natural and blackened wood, and also inlaid with wood and ivory. Biblical scenes are burned and enhanced in ink on the stage, front door and on the step. The artist's dexterity gives the execution of these scenes an exceptional dynamism. The side boards, drawer and riser are decorated with vegetal motifs.
On the upper plateau, Saint George is represented in armor on his horse, knocking down the dragon that terrorizes the city of Silena, a province of the Kingdom of Libya, and who asks every day for the sacrifice of two young people from the city. According to the Golden Legend of James of Voragine, this episode occurs when the designated victim was supposed to be the king's daughter. This one is also represented fleeing the fight to the right of the composition.
The second scene, presented on the front door, is from the apocalypse according to Saint John. Under a fruity tree, the archangel Saint Michael is represented piercing the figure of evil, incarnated by a humanized Devil.
And finally on the march, Tobie, accompanied by the archangel Raphael, is fishing a fish to cure his father's blindness.
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