A carved iconic figure of St. Lucia, 18th century (est.), probably Continental, beautifully carved in fruit-wood, probably walnut. The saint is wearing a gilded headpiece and is dressed in soft greens, blues, browns, and reds. Gilt touches simulate gold embroidery. All is on a plinth base inscribed “St. Lucia”. Minor restorations.
Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia (Latin: Sancta Lucia) or Saint Lucy, was a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. All the details of her life are the conventional ones associated with female martyrs of the early fourth century. (See Wikipedia for extensive details of here life in the late third and fourth centuries.)
H. 64″, W. 20″, D. 11.5″ $3600.