MONTAÑÉS, Juan Martínez
(b. 1568, Alcala la Real, d. 1649, Sevilla)

Bust on a Reliquiary

Painted wood, height 30 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Montañés was the greatest Spanish sculptor of the 16th century, known as "the god of wood" on account of his mastery as a carver. This bust belonged to the reliquiary made for a small bone of one of the companions of Saint Ursule who suffered martyrdom in Cologne.

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