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Statuette - A Deacon Saint

A Deacon Saint

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1470- 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The figure, in carved, painted and gilded wood, represents a saint holding a book in his left hand and a stone in his right. The figures has a flat back which has been hollowed out and appears to have originally formed part of an altarpiece. Its style suggests it might be of Venetian origin.

Physical description

Statuette. A Deacon Saint, St Stephen? Figure in carved, painted and gilded wood. The Saint is shown seated in full face wearing an alb, amice and dalmatic, with a book in his left hand. The flesh parts are painted naturalistically, and the vestments and book are gilt. The three-sided base has been stripped of paint.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


1470- 1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 96.5 cm

Descriptive line

Statuette. A Deacon Saint, St Stephen? Figure in carved, painted and gilded wood.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1883. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1884. pp. 82
MacLagan, E, and Longhurst, Margaret, H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. London: V&A, 1932. pp.104
Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1964. pp.363
Fiocco, La mostra d'arte carnica. Dedalo. I. 1920-1. pp. 673-4
Arnoldi, Francesco Negri. 'Scultura Italiana Al Victoria and Albert Museum I & II'. Commentari. Anno XXI. June-July 1970. Fascicoli. pp.25




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