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Lot 9:

Northern Renaissance Limewood Religious Group, Circa 1520

This intense scene of grief portrays a group of soldiers who originally at the foot of the cross were vying for the tunic of Christ (see John 19:23-24). The empty robe of Christ in the center of this figural grouping. The horizontal garment with deep drapery folds is surrounded by four male figures. Two figures behind looking forward, their hands raised to their eyes; another figure at the right. Some traces or woodworm. A rare iconography delicately carved. Size 13 1/4" W x 10 3/4" H

private – NY, New York Collection, ex – private collection, Manhasset, NY

Condition: Wormwood and wear commensurate with age and condition