A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.
A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.

A MOST RARE AND IMPOSING EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA. WOLVERHAMPTON. CIRCA 1420.

c. 1420 England

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THE RARITY OF EARLY ENGLISH DEVOTIONAL SCULPTURE PRIOR TO THE REFORMATION OF THE TUDOR PERIOD CANNOT BE OVER EXAGERATED. DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1530-1640 NEARLY ALL DEVOTIONAL SCULPTURE AND WORKS OF ART WERE DESTROYED EITHER BY LARGE SCALE BONFIRES IN NEARLY EVERY TOWN AND CITY THROUGHOUT THE LAND OR SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS. TODAY MOST CHURCHES AND OTHER SACRED SITES ARE ALMOST EMPTY OF THEIR TREASURES SAVE FOR A SMALL HANDFUL OF CHANCE SURVIVORS.

THIS MAGNIFICENT AND IMPOSING ENGLISH EARLY 15TH CENTURY OAK SCULPTURE OF ST PETER IN FULL PAPAL REGALIA WAS DISCOVERED IN THE EARLY 1980S IN THE NOW DEFUNCT PUBLIC HOUSE ADJACENT TO GIFFARD HOUSE. NORTH ST, WOLVERHAMPTON WHERE IT WAS USED AS A TRADE SIGN. CARVED FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF HEAVY DARK BROWN ENGLISH OAK. HIS HEAD IS ADORNED WITH A MAGNIFICENTLY CARVED PAPAL CROWN, HIS HAIR AND BEARD CARVED WITH INTRICATE CURLS AND WAVES, HIS GOWN BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED WITH TASSELS AND CARVED FLOWER AND SCROLL DECORATION.

ARMS NOW LOST.

A STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE SURVIVOR OF ENGLISH PRE-REFORMATION SCULPTURE.
FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Dimensions
Height 50.00 inch (127.00 cm)
Width 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Depth 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Stock Code
1704
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