Sculpture of St. Nicholas

Parish
Biały Kościół
Identifier
DZIELO/10947
Amount
1
Catalogue note author
Maria Działo

Abstract

The 19th-century sculpture was created in an unknown sculpture workshop. It depicts St. Nicholas, the Bishop of Mira, who lived at the turn of the 3rd and 4th centuries. Three golden balls, lying on a book, symbolise the gift that Saint Nicholas gave to three poor maidens as a dowry. In turn, the episcopal garb and the book refer to his pastoral mission while he was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia.

How to cite?

Maria Działo, "Sculpture of St. Nicholas", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2021, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/sculpture-of-st-nicholas

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