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Lorraine, probably Vosges,

circa 1510

A POLYCHROME STONE GROUP OF ST. BARBARA
Estimate
35,00045,000
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19
Lorraine, probably Vosges,

circa 1510

A POLYCHROME STONE GROUP OF ST. BARBARA
Estimate
35,00045,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Lorraine, probably Vosges,

circa 1510

A POLYCHROME STONE GROUP OF ST. BARBARA
standing with martyr's palm in her right hand and the tower at her side, a kneeling donor figure to her left
92.5cm., 36½in.
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Catalogue Note

This representation of St. Barbara,with her hair falling in stylised tresses over her shoulders, reminiscent of Strasbourg madonnas, can be most closely compared with sculpture from the Vosges region of Lorraine. Compare the ample drapery falling in soft V folds and square neckline with dentellated border with the figures of the Virgin and Mary Magdalene in the Entombment group of Bayon and the figure of the Holy Woman in the Musée d'Epinal, Vosges illustrated by Boccador.

Barbara's attribute of the tower is usally shown with three windows symbolising the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost which entered her soul following her conversion to Christianity.

RELATED LITERATURE
Boccador, Vol II, fig. 315-316

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