Altarpiece in neo-gothic style

Description

Altarpiece with adoration of the child Jesus by the shepherds in neo-gothic style.

Depiction of the adoration of the newborn child Jesus in a manger. At the left Mother Mary – with long blonde hair – is kneeling. Behind her Saint Joseph with his hat in his hand.

At the right an older shepherd with a long grey beard making a gesture of blessing. A second standing shepherd is playing his bagpipe decorated with a lions mask.

Excellent piece of woodcarving made around 1870 by a skilled caver in Northern Europe (probably Netherlands or Germany)
Full original polychromy with traces of wear.

Provenance: Convent of Augustine sisters.

Dimensions: 74 x 88 x 11 cm.