Pelican in Her Piety



  • £895.00
  • €1,044 Euro
  • $1,118 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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18th Century Pelican in Her Piety
This wonderful carving is of a pelican perched on the edge of her nest feeding three chicks. The Oak wooden depiction of the "Pelican who pierces its breast to feed its chicks with its blood", is The Christian symbol for the self-sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Very finely carved and worked out with beautiful details. Untouched in formed and recently uncovered in a private collection of religious artifacts in the South of France.
Size in inches approx.: H 14” x W 21.5 x D 2”
Period: 19th Century
Material: Oak
Origin: EU
Condition: Aged

Completely solid in structure and form, worn and faded surface displays scuffs and scratches. With loss of paint in sections as shown in the photos, and loss to wooden detail across the left chick’s wing and aged repairs that are respectfully executed and not noticeable. In overall very presentable and good condition considering its age and previous use.

This object is over 80 years old as the photos aim to illustrate the detail, however it is exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas on this piece. Therefore, we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections / condition is unclear to avoid disappointment when purchasing.



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