Incredibily Scarce Oak Saint which pre dates the dissoulution of the monasteries England
Possibly St Anthony shown here with his tonsure hair style ,with excentuated stylised bulging eyes a elongated pronounced face and reserved expression . His V shaped beard resting down to his chest. holding a book
in his left hand, rigid vertical folds to his garment a franciscan knotted central cord. St Anthony was a Franciscan saint . The back of Saint Anthony which has been left completely flat , probably postioned as a monastery alterpiece. Religious secular pieces like this
one are practically none existent due to the destruction of the monasteries in the 1500s
and also throughout the later centuries.
Origins England 14th Century Oak.
40.6 cms High (16 inches)
22.9 cms Wide (9 inches)
10.2 cms Deep (4 inches)