Arcimboldo / Auctions / OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 / Northern Europe, early 18th century–Saint Nicholas and Saint Uldrich

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Northern Europe, early 18th century

Saint Nicholas and Saint Uldrich

polychromed wood 36.0 cm

Starting price:
75 000 CZK / 3 000 EUR
Price realized:
0 CZK / 0 EUR

Auction:OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 14/09/2019, 17:00

Two wooden statues, dating from around 1700, represent Saint Nicholas of Myra and Ulrich (Uldrich) of Augsburg. St. Nicholas is depicted with his usual attributes: a miter, a crook, and three golden apples. He is the patron saint of Russia and Lorraine, children, virgins, fishermen, judges, lawyers, notaries, traders, pharmacists, butchers, brewers, bakers, farmers, weavers and firefighters. Saint Ulrich (Uldrich) was the bishop of Augsburg and is probably the first saint officially canonized by the Pope. He is depicted with a Book of Gospels and a fish. He is the patron saint of Swabia, the city of Augsburg and the Augsburg diocese, of St. Ulrich (Ortisei) in Val Gardena (Grödnertal), wineries, fishermen, and travellers.
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