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important virgin 14th century

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Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
14th century Virgin and child

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Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
carved foliate relief

3 500 €

Joanna Booth

<   16th century
Holy woman

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Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
A late XVIth century Bust of the Virgin

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Galerie Sismann

18th century
Pair of stone statues xviiith century

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Zunino

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Stone sculpture

Stone carving is the most ancient attested from of art. The first sculptures were carved directly into the rock, noteworthy examples being the Palaeolithic and Petroglyph Venuses from the Neolithic Period. Subsequently, the sculptures were made from blocks of stone extracted from quarries. Stone carving was one of the characteristic creative techniques of classical Greek art.

Human and animal figures were the exclusive source of inspiration during the prehistoric period. Stone was the favourite material for ornamental and symbolic sculpture that adorned religious buildings. Like painting and stained-glass windows, sculpture represented evangelical themes. Stone sculpture mainly complemented architectural elements.