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Relief

Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Burgos (City) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1525-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Alabaster

  • Museum number:

    A.41-1935

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This half length image shows a naked bearded man holding a rock in his right hand, the attribute of St. Jerome. He holds his head tilted towards his left, his mouth half-open. It seems that originally on one side of a now-lost representation of the Virgin and Child, with the other male saint on the other side.

Physical description

Relief, alabaster. The fragment shows the half-length figure of the Saint nude to the waist, in his right hand which is held across his chest, he holds a stone? and in his left there is a portion of drapery. The head with its long forked beard and hair curling at the sides and forelock looks downwards to the right. To the right is the leg of the baby Jesus.

Place of Origin

Burgos (City) (made)

Date

ca. 1525-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Alabaster

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr W.L Hildburgh, F.S.A.

Descriptive line

St Jerome; Alabaster Spanish Burgos Felipe Vigarny 1524-30

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

Trusted, Marjorie. Spanish Sculpture. Catalogue of the Post-Medieval Spanish Sculpture in Wood, Terracotta, Alabaster, Marble, Stone, Lead and Jet in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London. 1996. p.36, cat. no. 9.

Materials

Alabaster

Subjects depicted

Rock

Categories

Reliefs; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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