An oak sculpture of Saint Martin of Tours
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- 46.5 x 35 x 12 cm
Saint Martin was the patron saint of the Dom tower in Utrecht. According to legend, as a Roman soldier he shared his cloak with a beggar, who later revealed himself in a vision as Christ, after which Martin converted to Christianity.
Seated on his horse, that is moving to the left, the saint reaches over to the right to cut of a piece of his cloak with the now lost sword. The beggar is standing behind the horse and is already a holding the tail of the clock pulling it towards him to ease the process of cutting.
Lit. Middeleeuwse beelden uit Utrecht 1430 - 1530, museum Catherijneconvent, p. 242.
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