This is a terrific Vintage to Antique Male Bishop Figure, Wood Carving. Beautifully rendered with a super rich, naturally aged patina. From the back of the piece, it looks like this piece could have been attached to something larger at one time, perhaps as an architectural detail. Nice large size gives him a great presence.
"Figure is wearing a Mitre type of headgear, known as the traditional, ceremonial headdress of bishops and certain abbots in traditional Christianity. Mitres are worn in the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion, as well as others."
Piece is in excellent vintage condition, ***with DEFINITE signs of age and wear. This piece is made up of several pieces of wood which have been assembled together, with nails being evident.
Left hand is missing some fingers. Piece looks to be over 100 years old, so chap is doing pretty well.
The wood has natural shrink lines separation pieces where joined to carve this larger piece. Thin, long natural fissure in the grain on the far left side of "skirt" area. Certainly nothing distracting, or which does not just add to the rich vintage charm and rich aged patina.
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Piece measures 20.75" x 8.25" wide x 5.75" deep.
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