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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Handiwork: Wood: Pre 1980: Item # 1013433

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Frederick, MD 21701

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A small Bavarian sculpted wood figural group of Saint Francis of Assisi liberating the wild doves on their way to market. As the storied event goes, the young man surrendering the doves was also invited (and obliged) to become a friar in the Order. Note the original story from "The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi", the Fioretti (Vicenza, 1476.) This masterful (if miniature) wooden sculpture is about 4 3/4 inches tall including the attached base (about 4 inches tall without.) The base with label attached: "holzschnitzereien, Toni Baur, Oberammergau". Unpainted and in very good condition. This wood carving does not seem to be as commonly available a subject from the Garmisch carvers and is a bit more complex and sensitively executed than most with two, interacting figures.

A fine religious theme for a holiday gift. Will ship this within the United States for free if sold at auction (priority and insurance extra).

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