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Fine French And Continental Furniture

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An Italian Marble relief
late 15th/early 16th century
with a monk standing at the left holding his flaming heart before three monks to the right, inscribed below CAST VRO LUMINE and on a banderole LVCET TVIE AMOR, upon later black marble stand.
overall height 15 1/8 in.; width 13 3/4 in.
(38.7cm; 34.9cm)
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Provenance

The Estate of Harold and Lisbeth Weill, sold, Christie's, New York, September 29, 1999, lot 66

Description

The flaming heart, a symbol of charity and of religious fervour, is an attribute of both Saint Augustine and of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Fine French And Continental Furniture

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New York