Polychrome sculpture "Mary tramples the snake" - Louis XV - Wood - 18th century

Description
Polychrome sculpture "Mary tramples the snake" - Louis XV - Wood - 18th century
South Europe

Polychrome carved sculpture of the Virgin Mary trampling the snake under her feet.

This sculpture was made in southern Europe around the beginning of the 18th century.
Original polychrome.

She looks on affably with arms crossed and hands on her chest. She is wearing a blue dress with a gold-plated collar. Underneath, a red robe visible by her arms and lower legs.
Beautifully cut pleats and particularly serene and affable look in her face.
Under her feet, she tramples the snake that has an apple and leaf in its mouth.

Special with this sculpture is the detailed and refined cut hair dress at the back.

Normal signs of wear. Traces of inactive woodworm. Two drought cracks at the front of the doily, not disturbing.

Please take a close look at the extensive photo gallery that captures all aspects of this sculpture to give you a good impression of this beautiful work of art.

The lot will be packaged with great care in eco-friendly materials prior to insured shipment with tracking.

Lot details
Object
Polychrome sculpture "Mary tramples the snake"
Material
Wood
Style
Louis XV
Estimated Period
18th century
Country of Origin
South Europe
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions
68.5×21×17 cm
Weight
3.5 kg
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