Description This carved wooden statue came from a church interior. Most statues of this type were originally covered by gesso (a mixture of glue and plaster of Paris) and then painted in vibrant colors, with some details gilded; only traces of these decorations still remain. This figure may represent either Saint Sebaldus (8th century) or Saint Leopold (12th century). Both were depicted in central Europe ca. 1500 holding a model of a church (the tower on this example is missing), but both usually have additional attributes.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase, Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910
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