Collection

Saint Florian

unknown

Basic information
ID
С-I-378
Author
unknown
Name
Saint Florian
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
carving polychrome
Material
wood
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
49 x 12 x 8
Additionally
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
St. Florian was a Catholic holy man. He was the patron saint of firefighters, blacksmiths, glassmakers, bakers, and potters. He was depicted as a Roman warrior with a bucket or a cup of water. The figures of saint men, who were considered patrons, were popular in Ukraine. The static figure of Florian in the image of a young man with a slight smile on his face is depicted in a small polychrome work. The squat figure of the saint man with his legs slightly bent at the knees looks static. His armor, helmet, and clothing are executed schematically. The work has significant losses, so it is difficult to get a complete picture of the sculptor's idea.