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Christ on the cold stone, - Gothic - Wood - Late 15th century

Lot reference 30679473
Christ on the cold stone, - Gothic - Wood - Late 15th century

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Germany

Object: Christ on the cold stone,
Material: Wood
Style: Gothic
Estimated Period: Late 15th century
Country of Origin: Germany
Condition: Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes

German or Flemish Gothic.
Carved boxwood, with traces of polychromy, would eventually have embedded jet eyes. Small sculpture of private devotion from the 15th century.
This impressive effigy is in line with the Gothic iconographic type of Christ of humility (pagan-mythological model), called "The Cold Stone", a name that has aroused great devotion in Flanders. In the Middle Ages, this moving figure of Christ awaiting crucifixion, was called the God of piety, sitting on a rock at the top of Golgotha, Jesus awaits death, naked, docile, submissive, alone, and crowned with thorns. Classical art represented the mythological god Saturn, the Greek Chronos, identified with a desolate and nostalgic temperament, thoughtful and melancholy. Thus, the iconography of the "Lord of Humility and Patience" is none other than the Christianisation of Saturn's theme, alchemy and hermeticism.

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Catawiki member since February 5, 2016, received 25 reviews in total (6 in last 12 months)

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    Très beau tableau, c'est dommage que le bois est fissuré verticalement. Il nécessite d'une restauration, que je vais entreprendre. Mais il est très beau. merci au vendeur.
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    LIAMAR13 August 5, 2019

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    Very nice statue. Good communication.
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    Borgosan June 24, 2019

  • Excellent transaction, many thanks.

    surrealordeal June 11, 2019

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    Het is 3 juni en het beeldje is nogsteeds niet aangekomen .

    Frans van Horenbeeck.
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    user-a771288 June 3, 2019

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    Crocifisso veramente splendido, ben imballato e spedito rapidamente. Venditore consigliato!!!
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    dtizio February 17, 2019

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