A Swabian sculpture of St Sebastian, circa 1520
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
DescriptionThe fully sculptured figure carved in lime wood with the original, partially gilt paintwork. A depiction of the saint unclothed apart from a loincloth, with long curly hair and a short chin beard. His right arm tied above him to a tree, his left shackled behind his back. Some of the arrows and bolts piercing his body still preserved. Height 88.5 cm.
The paintwork on the edges rubbed in places. Small imperfections in the paintwork on the back of the loincloth, some of the front section
reworked. Slight worm damage here and there on the tree trunk. Questions about the lot?