Saint Barbara in Valgardena wood, waxed finish, 27cm.
The artist of this statue is Tillmann Riemenschneider (1460 - 1531), and the original is kept in the National Bavarian Museum in Munich.
Barbara is the patron saint of miners.
Natural wax finish of the statue: the finished sculpture is coated with a layer of transparent wax.
This statue in maple wood is hand made by the Valgardena artisans, following the local artistic tradition.
This is a fine article of high quality.