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Limestone statue of St-Peter, 1300



The apostle, which is identified by his bare feet and his classic attributes, the keys (partly conserved), is wearing a beautiful gown, the bottom falling in many tube folds, only broken on the foot, while the top undulates, slightly pinched at the waist. A very light cape, held on the chest by a beautiful brooch, falls in waves on both sides. The left hand holds a book, delicately carved and pressed against the body, slightly raising the cape.

This statue, which was perhaps part of an apostolic college presented in the choir or at the gate of a church, retains important traces of polychromy: the gown was red and the other side of the cape is blue.

Visible lacks : in addition to the head, some fingers and the keys. Part of the base missings.

The posture, with a slight contraposto and quiet drapery, allows dating this statue to the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

                                                                                                                                                                                Material : Limestone, extensive polychromy partly medieval
                                                                                                                                                                                Origin : France
                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance : French art market
                                                                                                                                                                                Period : End XIII th c., early XIV th c.
                                                                                                                                                                                Dimensions : H. : 76 cm

        Ref. : md-163  

   Price & Conditions : 4000 euros -

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