SAINT AMBROISE DE MILAN in carved wood and entirely polychrome, his right hand h…
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SAINT AMBROISE DE MILAN

in carved wood and entirely polychrome, his right hand holds the emblematic antiphonary on which his gaze is fixed, while his mouth is treated open as if singing. His left hand holds a crosier (no longer in use), and his head is mitred. Flat back, full. 16th century. Height: 87 cm - Width: 32 cm - Depth: 22 cm (Small accidents, missing parts and wormholes) Saint Ambrose, bishop of Milan in the fourth century, was the first to regularize the chants of the Catholic Church, or at least the first to attach his name to a set of regular principles and forms; it is this quality that is iconographically highlighted here, which is quite rare.

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SAINT AMBROISE DE MILAN

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