The Saint is represented at his work table, seated on an elegant armchair, dressed in his episcopal clothes. At his feet, a miter recalls his office as Bishop of Milan.
Turned forward, Saint Ambrose offers a bearded face with a powerful and pensive gaze. Her long hair falls down to her back in wavy locks.
Several inscriptions can be guessed on the base.
This statuary group offers careful treatment in the details of the furniture as well as in the attributes of the saint.
H.81 cm x D.28 cm x L.57cm
Period late eighteenth
Our wink: According to the "Life of Ambroise" written by Paulinus of Milan, when the saint was a child, his cradle was in the hall of the praetorium. A swarm of bees would one day have covered his face and then they flew away leaving a little honey on the child's face. Ambroise's father would have spoken his words: "If this little child lives, it will be something great." This event was regarded as the omen of his eloquence.
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