SN 2877 Figural Carving


15th Century Flemish carved Oak Figure depicting St Cecilia.  She is the patron saint of music, and is shown here  playing what was known up to the 16th Century as a “Portative Organ”.

It has been carved in the round indicating that it was either for personal devotion or was part of an Altar group.  St Cecilia, a Roman, was probably sanctified around the fifth century.  There are losses to the Saint’s right arm and nose.


Dimensions:  Height 30 centimetres, Width 16 centimetres, Depth 11 centimetres

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