Figure of a Saint

On display

Coral figure of a Saint, identified by M. Wellby as St Francis Xavier holding a bundle of plants and a cross and pillar at his feet. Set against an openwork backing (copper-gilt?) with pearls and enamels; set on a wooden base.


  • Title

    Figure of a Saint

  • Associated place

    Province of Trapani (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1600 - 1700
  • Material and technique

    coral, enamels, pearls, copper-gilt, carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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