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  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pinewood, painted and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pinewood statuette depicts St Lawrence holding a gridiron in his right hand and a book in his left. St Lawrence was martyred on a gridiron in 258 BC.

Physical description

Statuette of painted and gilt pinewood, St Lawrence holding a gridiron in his right hand and a book in his left.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


early 16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Pinewood, painted and gilt


Height: 8.5 in

Object history note

Bought for £7. 7s. 1d.

Descriptive line

Statuette, St Lawrence, painted and gilt pinewood, Netherlands, early 16th century

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1897. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1901. pp.89
Borchgrane d'Altena, Comte J de. 'Statuettes malinoises' in Bulletin des Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire du Cinquantenaire.' 1959. pp. 61. fig. 56.

Production Note

South Netherlands




Painted; Gilt


Sculpture Collection

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