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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 390

    A FRENCH OAK FIGURE OF A ST HELENA

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH OAK FIGURE OF A ST HELENA
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Holding a model of a church and septre, partially gilded
    23½ in. (59.5 cm.) high


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    St Helena (d. circa 330) was the mother of the Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. She is traditionally credited with finding relics of the True Cross and is usually depicted as an empress, either holding a cross or septre and a church.

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