Antique lime wood relief depicting the Three Magi. The sculpture is hand carved in half relief work and of very fine detail and expression. The sculpture can be hung on the wall and is in perfect condition. It is very decorative and dated at the turn oft he 20th century.
Length: 15.7 inch ( 400 mm) Width: 13 inch ( 330 mm) Depth: 2.4 inch ( 60 mm)
The Three Magi also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, were – in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition – distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of Christian tradition.(Wikipedia)
Antique lime wood half relief, 19th century