19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype

This beautiful wooden and Metal Printing Block or stereotype was made around 1880 for the Print Shop of the Monastery in Altötting in Bavaria (Germany). It is a steel engraving. It shows a beautiful picture of Saint Sebastian in his typical depiction tied to a tree and with arrows stuck to his body. It looks great as a decoration, but can still be used to print.

Saint Sebastian was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to Christian belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows. Despite this being the most common artistic depiction of Sebastian, he was, according to legend, rescued and healed by Irene of Rome. Shortly afterwards he went to Diocletian to warn him about his sins, and as a result was clubbed to death. He is venerated in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

Provenance : Altötting - Germany

Size : Printing Block: circa 3 1/4 by 2 3/4 Inches

Condition: Good antique condition. Please see pictures

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Item ID: a37

19th Century Printing Block / Cliché Saint Sebastian - Steel Engraving Stereotype

$249 $155 USD SALE

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

7 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Vianova


Sebastian Vianova
Barcelona
Spain
  

An Eclectic Collection of Antiques and Art + Vintage and Antique Fashion and Jewelry

Lots of Items on Sale - Please feel free to ask any questions

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2015

Shipping & Handling:Free
Insurance:$21.00 USD
Shipping to: USA
change

More from Vianova