This stunning Gothic Revival Statue of St. Luke the Evangelist is a rare find. He is depicted with a feather and a book in his hands and accompanied by a Bull - Typical for Luke. The Statue is a very representative example of the German Nazarene time (Local Gothic Revival) dating to circa 1860-1880. The sculpture is completely carved out of fruit wood.
The Statue is in very good condition. It has a beautiful patina and comes un-restored with its original color. Please note - there is a small piece of one finger and a piece of the book missing (Please see pictures)
Size: 26 Inch tall, 8 Inch wide and 6 1/2 inch deep.
About Luke the Evangelist:
Luke the Evangelist is one of the Four Evangelists—the four authors of canonical Gospels of Jesus Christ. Luke was a native of the Hellenistic city of Antioch in Syria. The early church fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, which would mean Luke contributed over a quarter of the text of the New Testament, more than any other author. Prominent figures in early Christianity such as Jerome and Eusebius later reaffirmed his authorship, although the fragile evidence of the identity of the author of the works has led to discussion in scholarly circles, both secular and religious.
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