Galerie Sismann


Limestone of Solnhofen
Germany, first half 17th century
H 45 x W 33 x D 25 cm
Greek mythological figure sentenced to death by her jealous mother Cassiopeia and saved by Perseus
The singular appearance and subject relate this statue to the work of Leonhard Kern (Forchtenberg 1588-1662 Schwäbisch Hall), the most important sculptor of the German 17th century for his technical mastery and his competence in sculpture, especially in ivory figurines
Nice example of Germanic Renaissance with it's taste for naked female subjects and intimate or languorous posture

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