The Skellefteå Madonna

The Wooden Romanesque

There’s a wonderful old, fine, wooden sculpture in the country parish church in Skelleftea . It depicts the Virgin

The Skellefteå Madonna Photo: Bengt Lindkvist
The Skellefteå Madonna
Photo: Bengt Lindkvist

Mary, and is made out of walnut on the 12th century.

It is one of the best preserved Romanesque sculptures from that period , also probably carved by artisans in West Germany. It is well worth a visit, as well as  the church.

The Madonna

When I’m looking at the this sculpture , I use to wonder how the model of this romanesque looked like.

The Country Parish Church, Skellefteå
The Country Parish Church, Skellefteå

One a time it was painted, and I will try to fill in some colors, and make research about how the Madonna was painted originally.

Further on I will publish my version, so wait and look.

 

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I like to create all sort of Images and write stories. Also love to travel, hiking and bycykling.