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IMAGE OF SAINT (MV 34110: 2)

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IMAGE OF SAINT (MV 34110: 2)


Type: Wooden sculpture (St. Martin).

Use: Religious artefact.

Site: Raisio church.

Period: Centre Middle Ages.

Dating: The 1320s or 1330s A.D.

Photographer: Rauno Träskelin.


St. Martin (Martinus) lived in the 4th century A.D. In his youth he was a soldier, later the bishop of Tourns in Gaul, i.e., France.

This sculpture was made by a so-called Master of Lieto. He was either a Gottlandish sculptor or a Finnish sculptor who received influence from the Gottlandish Gothic. No literary documents concerning him have been preserved but his oeuvre is identifiable by its style. Of the sculptures in Raisio church, also the crucifix and Virgin Mary are made by him.

Also one on the mediaeval glass paintings of Raisio church depicts St. Martin. He may have been the patron saint of the church.



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