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St Francis

<p>Image of St Francis from the 17<sup>th</sup> century, cordwain, gilded leather, polychromed and decorated, 79 &times; 46 cm, Spain</p>

Image of St Francis from the 17th century, cordwain, gilded leather, polychromed and decorated, 79 × 46 cm, Spain

A fragment of cordwain depicting St Francis in an attitude of prayer. The saint appears with his head looking upwards dressed in the Franciscan habit tied at the waist with a simple cord with three knots, representing the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

At the point where the bushes begin, the figure is surrounded by a fine silhouette made with small lines, which also represent the shroud and separate the figure from the gilded background, which has been decorated with triangular cut-outs.

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