17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques
17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques 17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques 17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques 17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques
17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques

17th-Century Italian Carved Marble Plaques

  • These stunning Italian carved marble plaques were hand-carved in the mid-17th century
  • Baroque in style, these feature the figures St. Jerome and Mary Magdalene
  • Striking dramatic, reverent poses, the figures epitomize the theatrically at the Baroque style
  • Incredibly well preserved, these plaques are an extraordinary find
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Item No. 30-2084
$38,500
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Incredibly well-preserved and stunning in their execution, this pair of marble plaques depict St. Jerome and Mary Magdalene. Hard-carved in Italy in the mid-17th century, these pieces epitomize the dramatic forms that took shape during the Baroque Period. Unlike the preceding Renaissance Period, which prized perfection of form above all else, the Baroque Period heralded in an era of theatricality in art. These figures, in their slightly twisted, dramatic poses, exude that sense of dynamic movement that was so prized.

Each depicted with skulls and crosses, these images of St. Jerome and Mary Magdalene suggest a dramatic moment of repentance and prayer. The expressive, beautifully detailed images form a wonderfully emotional and spiritual image that is typical of the period.

Beautifully crafted, this pair is a true rarity. Not only are decorative works from this period increasingly difficult to find on the market, they are also exceptionally scarce due to their frailty.

Italian, Circa 1670
12" high x 14" wide x 2 1/2" deep
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Period: 17th Century
Origin:Italy
Material:Marble
Depth:2.5 Inches
Width:14.0 Inches
Height:12.0 Inches
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