Figurines from the subject of St Isidore
Figurines from the subject of St Isidore
Figurines from the subject of St Isidore

Figurines from the subject of St Isidore

Author: Razma Kazimieras, 1851 - 1931

Created, location: late 19th century, Šilutė District, Degučiai Village.

Material / technique: wood carving, polychrome.  

Dimensions: angel high - 34 cm; ox high -21 cm, employer high - 37 cm.

St Isidore (1070–1130) is the saint of Spain. He was born into a poor family in Madrid. From childhood he was brought up as a good Christian, who loved people and animals, and served farmers. The legend says that every morning, before going to work Isidore prayed. Once, someone reported to his master that because of this Isidore was late for work. In order to ascertain if it was true, the master came to the field and found Isidore praying while an angel was ploughing the field instead of him. The saint is depicted as a ploughman or as a sower.

Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, Kat. No, P. 198.

Exhibition: Exhibition of the collection of Lithuanian art of dr. Jaunius Gumbis "Collected and Preserved", September 2016 - January 2017, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius.

Photograph: from the pillar-type cross in the churchyard of Degučiai Church, carved by Kazimieras Razma, photograph by Juozas Petrulis, 1956.

Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, Kat. No, P. 201.