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Saint Gregory

Author, school, workshop
Georg Zeller
Early Baroque
Material and technique
Oak wood; carving techniques
Height 120 cm
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw, Poland
The saint stands in counterposture (body weight on left leg) facing the viewer. In his right hand, bent at the elbow and raised, he held a cross on a spar, his left hand slightly tilted to the side.

On a head with distinctively shaped facial features, he has a cap covering his ears and a papal tiara on it.

He is dressed in:a finely ruffled alb surmounted by a cingulum through which are slung manipulatives at the sides, a cape - fastened with a decorative buckle at the chest, falling along the left side and agitated in front of the right leg, and gloves and boots.

The saint's attribute of the cardinal cross still existed around 1967. It was then held by St John the Baptist.