Wooden Carved Statue

Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue


Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue

Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue    Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue
ANTIQUE 11 WOODEN CARVED HONEY LICKER ANGEL SAINT BERNARD CHERUB PUTTO STATUE. The honey licker is a putto, a figure made of plaster, created by the sculptor and stucco artist Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer. It is located in the pilgrimage church of Birnau on the left above the right side altar, the altar of St. Bernard dedicated to Bernard of Clairvaux.

The depiction suggests the nickname of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, given to him by his contemporaries because of his gift for preaching.

They called him "Doctor mellifluus" (honey-flowing teacher) because words flowed from his mouth like honey. The figure further refers to the diligence of bees, and to temptation as a transgression.

The curly hair, the well-formed belly and the cautious posture, the source of the honey, wanting to hide the beehive a little, suggest a mischievous "Moritz" after Wilhelm Busch, but his counterpart is obviously not a "Max", he seems serious and almost stern, as he points with his finger into the book. They are meaningfully treated like statues and represent, after all, great figures. Authentic and genuine from Germany! 280 mm // 11.2. Please view the photos as they are part of the description.

Materials and Technique: full round sculptural hand carved out of the finest wood. Technique used surface: stained and or waxed by hand. Place of Origin: Oberammergau Germany.

Date of Manufacture: early 20th century. Condition: Please view the photos as they are part of the description. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures".

The seller is "kiky2306" and is located in this country: DE. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Head/Face Material: Wood
  2. Handmade: Yes
  3. Set: Antiquities
  4. Modified Item: No
  5. Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  6. Figure: Angels
  7. Material: Wood
  8. Religion: Christianity
  9. Painting Surface: Wood
  10. Shape: Statue
  11. Materials: Wood
  12. Features: Carvings


Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue    Antique 11 Wooden Carved Honey Licker Angel Saint Bernard Cherub Putto Statue