Walnut relief of an eagle with a dog in its claws. The eagle clearly represents Saint John the evangelist whereas the dog is obviously a symbol of evil. The scene thus represents the word of God that destroys evil. Several passages in the Bible refer negatively to the dog:
Prov.26.11: ‘‘As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly’’
Matt.7.6: ‘‘Give not that which is holy unto the dogs’’
Revelation 22.15: “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”
France, end of 16th century. Magnificent warm glow emanating from the dark walnut. Old restorations to the back and wing. The sculpture ends in a small stem, that would have served to attach it to a larger whole (Lectern? Pulpit? Choir stalls?).
Dimensions: 42x35x7cm (without its stone stand).
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