“Dal boschetto è venuto ancora il cigno blu della notte portando sulle ali venerate reliquie.”
Sergej Aleksandrovič Esenin
Busts of two Saints
Sculpture in polychrome and gilded wood
Sienese sculptor, late 15th century – early 16th century
h. cm 46
The draped robes are decorated with sophisticated stylised floral compositions painted on precious golden fabrics.
The intricate locks of hair that frame their perfect faces, with an austere expression and pinky flesh, are skilfully carved.
At the centre of their chests is a reliquary. Original polychromy.