Romanesque sculpture Saint Lucy. Ref.203
Romanesque sculpture Saint Lucy. Northern Spain.
Large romanesque statue of Saint Lucy of Syracuse is dated from the 12th century. The saint is represented veiled and diademed, she wears a long dress, with an important tie. Stone sculptures of this period and this size are rare. The origin, by the stone used, and the style of the work directs us towards the region of Castile and Leon and especially towards La Bureba. This Romanesque statue is probably an element of an archivolt or splay of a Romanesque church portal.
The sculptures of the church of Saint-André de Soto de Bureba, with in particular its remarkable sandstone archivolt elements can be compared to our statue. However, such Romanesque sculptures in sandstone can also be observed on the portal of the Church of Santo Domingo de Soria. The export certificate will be given to the purchaser.
Bibliography: L'Art Roman en Espagne, Durillat Michel - El Románico y el Mediterráneo: Cataluña, Toulouse y Pisa, Castiñeiras González, Manuel, and Jordi Camp - The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200. Little, Charles T- The Church of St. Andrew of Soto de Bureba (Burgos): study of architecture and sculpture, José Manuel Rodríguez Montañés, 1992.
Origin: Northern Spain
Size: Height 50 cm
Period: 12th century
Condition: Visible gaps
Price: on demand