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Statuette - A Warrior Saint

A Warrior Saint

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limewood

  • Museum number:

    A.59-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette was evidently produced as a pendant to A58-1920. It was possibly made to replace a lost or heavily damaged figure for the altarpiece in which A58-1920 had probably been located, or was perhaps produced purely for the art market. It is highly likely that both A58-1920 and this statuette were made in the same workshop.

This statuette of an unidentified Warrior Saint is a typical product of the Gothic revival which took place in the late nineteenth century in Germany. It is broadly based on South German sculpture of the early sixteenth century. Significantly it is not painted since collectors in the second half of the nineteenth century preferred monochrome wood figures.

Physical description

Limewood statuette of an unknown warrior standing in armour and wearing a jupon and helmet with raised visor.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1870-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved limewood

Dimensions

Height: 133 cm, Width: 40.5 cm

Descriptive line

Limewood statuette of an unknown Warrior. German, ca. 1870-1900.

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

Goldschmidt, Fritz. Die Sammlung Richard Von Kaufmann, 3. Die Bildwerke. Berlin, 1917, no. 328.
Jopek, Nobert. German Sculpture 1430-1540: A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publications, 2002. cat. no. 77. pp. 159-160.

Materials

Limewood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Helmet; Armour; Warrior

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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