Early 19th Century carved oak panel believed to depict Girolamo Savonarola

£575

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Product Description

Early 19th Century carved oak, raised relief, panel believed to depict Girolamo Savonarola (1452 – 1498). Depicts the Friar seated at a table with scripture in hand, his robes sprawling down the chair.

Girolamo Savonarola (1452 – 1498) was a Dominican friar and the leader of Florence from 1494 to 1498. Despite having great ambitions, most men found him lacking the ability to be a great leader.  In 1488, Savonarola managed to obtain the Apple of Eden. Recognising its powers, he used it to instigate the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence; hoping to cleanse the city of everything he regarded as evil, such as art and wealth.

Size 11 x 2 x 19 inches tall (28 x 5 x 48 cm tall)

Price £575

Stock no. 5282

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