This is a great and detailed hand-carved wood sculpture, depicting a monk with wine bottle and keys. In regard to the information stamped at the bottom of the sculpture. This gegorous art piece was hand craved by a female wood craver (Holyschnityerin in German) called Emilia Rifesser from St Ulrich, Gröden (in German) /ORTISEI (in Italian). Her initials R.E. had been craved at the right side at the bottom (in photo).

Background information about Ortisei:

Ortisei is located in Dolomites Val Gardena, South Tyrol. Ortisei became famous thanks to its artfully decorated and carved wooden sculptures, which have been prepared by the deft hands of woodcarver families for generations. The Dolomites Val Gardena craftsmanship continues to this very day to be a main driver of woodcarving offering a lot more than the world-famous nativity scenes.


Made of linden wood due to the light color of wood in the drilled hole at the pedestal of the sculpture (in photo). It is beautifully carved and detailed.


Condition|excellent vintage condition with slight trace of aging.
Material|linden wood
Dimensions|44.5cm x 17cm x 10cm
Inventory|1 pc
Country of Origin|St Ulrich, Gröden (in German) / ORTISEI (in Italian), Italy

Val Gardena Hand Carved Monk - Italian Sankt Ulrich Sculpture

  • Vintage items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. Items are pre-cleaned when necessary and any major flaws will try to be noted.

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