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| 18 800 €
This dynamic pyramid-shaped composition shows the figures of Jesus and John the Baptist with a rocky bluff behind them and the Lord above them, resting on a sphere. The exquisite interconnection of figures and natural formations oriented primarily for a frontal view and the hollowed-out rear indicated that this is not necessarily a Baptism group intended for interiors. The detailed work leads to the belief that it was probably a sample model for a sculpture that was not realized. The picturesque meticulous carving of the heads of the Lord and Jesus show some qualities that are comparable with the work of Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff, such as the head of Jesus lying in the grave in the Church of St Castulus, col. 1716. Expert assessment: Mgr. Petr Bašta, director of the Loreta in Prague and an expert in Baroque sculpture. Polychrome wood, restored.