Featured uggg - more religious wood

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Rclinftl, Mar 3, 2024.

  1. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    2 very old early wood carvings - first bud has a bundled package - loaf/loaves of bread? is this John The Baptist ? second bud has a satchel - and what's really interesting is that his body was carved to secure the satchel even though it is a separate entity... they are very well done - not sure if they are religious - loaf bud measures 9 1/2" tall and satchel guy measures 8" tall - advanced thanXies for any observations...

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    First does look like John the Baptist due to the animal skin garment. Second does not strike me as religious, more of a peasant figure.
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Hands of second look positioned to be holding a staff/shepherd's crook/oar/barge pole, something long & straight.
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    They're both good-sized. Look like figures for a nativity scene.

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Your figures are quite nicely done. (And the shepherds in nativity scenes often wear animal skins.)

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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I thought he was symbolically looking ahead to the one who would come after him, but I like the nativity scene idea, in which case he is shielding his eyes from the brightness of the star.
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he works. They are quite nice as these things go. Less important characters; wonder what others would have looked like.

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