19th C. Italian Carved Wooden Bust of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice (ID: ka549)
19th C. Italian Carved Wooden Bust of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice
|( ID: ka549 )|
A beautifully carved, 1.25-1.5X lifesize head of St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice. This piece is well carved of a solid piece or oak or mahogany and displays some wonderful age, in the cracks seen underneath and the blackened spots where it appears to have survived a fire. A really interesting piece, likely carved in Europe to be set in a church altar or tabernacle. Dates from the 19th C. and is quite heavy. Dimensions are 16" x 8" x 5" and 15lbs.