Naïve in construction yet a piece of religious art in our opinion. Likely to have been part of a religious display in a church once upon a time.
We share what we love, and we love this early 19th century folk art hand carved example of a painted shepherd religious scene. Detailed on pine base with a cow, angel, house, and shepherd holding a walking stick. St. Isidore was a day laborer who worked in the fields near Madrid for a landowner named Juan Vargas in the 11th to 12th centuries. He is not in the Golden Legend, but a vita written in 1275 by John the Deacon led to a widespread cult that continues to this day.
THE ANGELS AND THE OXEN
The miracle for which Isidore is most renowned was observed by Juan Vargas one morning. The other workers had complained that Isidore was spending most of the morning at prayer in church each day, but when Vargas asked him about it Isidore assured him that his prayers would make the land more fruitful and that all his work would indeed get done. Vargas wondered how the latter could be possible, so he went secretly one morning to observe. What he saw was two angels helping Isidore with the plowing, each angel leading a yoke of white oxen.
Size in inches Approx.: H 15” x W 10.5” x D 10.5”
Age: Early 19th Century
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