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Ref. : E7031
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Period : 19th C.
Material : CAST IRON
Origin : HAUTS DE FRANCE
Place : RICHEBOURG
Type : STATUE
Base In : 19,3
Depth In : 22,4
Width In : 19,3
Height In : 43,3
Certificate : Export certificate in process
DESCRIPTION :
Dating from the nineteenth century, Ca. 1860, a beautiful cast iron statue of a young boy feeding a lamb.
Since ancient times the lamb is a symbol of sweetness, innocence and purity. This is one reason why he is very often represented with children.Here, it is protected is nourished by this young boy, that one creates a very beautiful image of softness and tenderness.

The sculpture can also be related to representations of Saint John the Baptist child who is usually accompanied by a lamb symbolizing Jesus.
Example of the Magnin Museum: Portrait of a young boy under the figure of St. John the Baptist with the Lamb, Mura Francesco (1696-1782) (workshop) (Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palace (Magnin Museum) / Michel Urtado).

Provenance: Rich property of the north of France.

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