Polychrome Wood Figure Christ Child





Polychrome Wood Figure Christ Child

Flemish or Spanish
16th Century
High figure 43 cm., overall height 61 cm.


Polychrome Wood Figure Christ Child, an antique polychrome wood figure of the Infant Christ, finely carved the fleshy Child depicted standing in contrapost, on a well moulded black and gold pedestal, his right hand raised in gesture of benediction (blessing), with curly gilt hair, his two arms outstretched, the face with beautiful blue eyes and red lips.


“Die Kunst fur ale: Professor Franz Matsch” p.418, Die Denkmale der Stadt Wien, 11-21 Bezirk, 2 Jahrgang heft 12, Wien, 1908

Comparative Literature:

Spatgotik am Oberrhein, Meisterwerke der Plastik und des Kunsthandwerks 1450-1530, Badisches Landdsmuseum Karlsruhe, 4th July – 5th October 1970; fig. 80, cat. no. 92

For a discussion on the iconography see Hans Peter Hilger Das Jesuskind mit der Wientraube, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Bildfuhrer 19, Munich 1991

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