Vintage Saint Simon Saint Carving from 1977, Poland


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• Origin: Soviet Poland 1977
• Size: Base - 5 3/8" at the Widest and 1 1/4" High, Figure 9 3/4" High x 3 1/2", Total Height Just Under 11"
• Material: Wood and Paint
• Condition: vintage condition, approx 40 years old, minor cracks and wood shrinkage but solid, saw is loose but stable, minor paint loose and chips
• Artist: Jan Pogwizd Village of Mystkow

St. Simon was surnamed the Zealot for his rigid adherence to the Jewish law and to the Canaanite law. he was one of the original followers of Christ. Poland has an ancient tradition of wood carving as as expression of religious devotion, evident locally in churches, chapels and roads shrines.