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".
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