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A carved polychrome wooden bust of a man

A carved polychrome wooden bust of a clean-shaven man (probably St. John the Baptist), realistically modelled with curling hair, mounted on an octagonal gilt wooden base.

South German, mid-18th century
It is likely that this bust was originally part of a larger sculpture and that it depicts a saint, most probably St. John the Evangelist. Polychromed wooden statues on religious themes were common in Rococo Germany, in the manner of artists such as Ignaz Gunther or Philipp Jakob Straub.

Height: 38cm
Width: 23cm
Depth: 18cm

Price: £8,500

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