Wood Saint Syra. Champagne, France, 16th Century


Carved wood (alder or European ash) Saint Syra with minor polychrome remains. Standing, she is carrying an open book in her left hand, one palm leaf and pilgrim’s staff in right hand as well as shoulder hobo bag; eyes are closed for blindness symbol; she is attired in long dress and coat with lapels on front.

Champagne, France, 16th Century

Height: 92 cm (3 ft.).

Worm holes and splits

Saint Syra was a virgin saint from Champagne; to escape form marriage she asked God to make her blind and regain her sight during a pilgrimage to Rilly, close to Arcis-sur-Aube (Aube).

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013050868