A rare sculpture of Saint Jerome and his lion. Saint Jerome is one of the four doctors of the Church. One day, a lion entered the monastery where Jerome resided, causing his fellow monks to flee, but Jerome recognized that the beast was injured and he cured it by removing a thorn from its paw, after which the lion submitted to the saint.
Alabaster with remain of the original partial gilding and polychrome paint .
Burgundy. 2nd half of the 15th century.
Dimensions: H 29,5cm ; W 12cm
18 000 €