This fine crafted Beautiful Louis XVI / Louis Seize / Baroque Carved Wood Statue of St Lawrence of Rome is a typical example of Continental Louis XVI. With its symmetrical design and typical decor it is a magnificent model made between 1775-1795. Most likely the large Statue comes from France, Holland, Belgium or Germany. Featuring Elaborate Hand-Carved Detail with a Polychrome finish. It is an incredible Decoration for a stunning room. It comes in stunning polychrome colors and has been completely craved out of wood. Most likely he once held a Gridiron in his left hand (one of his attributes).
About Lawrence of Rome:
Lawrence of Rome (Laurence in the Anglican Communion) (Latin: Laurentius) was one of the seven deacons of Ancient Rome under Pope Sixtus II that were martyred during the persecution by Emperor Valerian in 258.
St Lawrence is thought to have been born in Huesca, a town in the Aragon region that was once part of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis. Here he encountered the future Pope Sixtus II, who was of Greek origin, one of the most famous and highly esteemed teachers in Caesaraugusta (today Zaragoza), which was one of the empire's most renowned centres of learning. According to Catholic tradition the Holy Grail is a relic sent by St Lawrence to his parents in northern Aragon. He entrusted this sacred chalice to a friend who he knew would travel back to Huesca, remaining in the monastery of San Juan de la Peña, core of spiritual strength for the emerging Kingdom of Aragon. Today the Holy Grail is venerated in a special chapel in the Catholic Cathedral of Valencia, Spain. A well-known legend has persisted from earliest times. As deacon in Rome, St Lawrence was charged with the responsibility for the material goods of the Church and the distribution of alms to the poor. St Ambrose of Milan relates that when St Lawrence was asked for the treasures of the Church he brought forward the poor, among whom he had divided the treasure as alms.
Condition: It has a beautiful patina and magnificent light colors - the Polychrome Paint appears to be all original. The condition is very good with just a few paint chips (Please see Pictures)
Measuring circa 49 Inch in height.
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