MASTER RELIEF “St. Florian

Danube School
Around 1520
Lime wood carved in relief
Original, polychrome version
Height 86 cm

Masterful relief in expressive character. The profane-looking representation in authentic garb of the time with breastplate and frock coat is very rare to find. We know St. Florian actually only in full, medieval knight’s armor. If we look at the head with the cap and the beard after the fashion of the South German Renaissance, this sculpture is strikingly reminiscent of sculptural works, for example, by Loy Hering or Daniel Mauch and other great carvers, or the paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Altdorfer, etc. The great condition of the sculpture is a perfect example. The great state of preservation underlines the historical significance of this sculpture.