Lot 13
  • 13

Spanish, 14th century

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
23,750 GBP
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  • Saint James
  • partially gilt and polychromed wood
  • 90cm., 35 3/8 in. 

Catalogue Note

The form of this evocative St James recalls earlier late Romanesque Spanish sculpture such as the Mater Dolorosa from the 13th century in the Hispanic Society of America, published in B. I. Gilman, Catalogue of Sculpture (Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries), cat. Hispanic Society of America, New York, 1932, pp. 23-25

C-J Ara Gil, Escultura Gotica en Valladolid y su provincia, Valladolid, 1977, pl. LXIX

The present lot is offered with a Radiocarbon dating measurement report (ref. no. RCD-8989) prepared by J. Walker of RCD Lockinge, dated September 2017, which states that the wood from the sample dates between AD 1207 and 1270 (95% confidence interval).