Sainted Pope

Stallmayer, Josipsecond half of the 18th century

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

The sculptures from the parish church in Pešćenica, in Turopolje, belong to the oeuvre of the Zagreb sculptor Josip Stallmayer who lived and worked in Gradec in the mid-1750s. His statues and altars furnished a number of churches in Zagreb, the wider surrounds and Hrvatsko Zagorje as well. In the formal elaboration of figures of saints Stallmayer was a master of craft skills and showed a feeling for Baroque expression. These statues of saints are characterised by an elongated silhouette, with movement of the body at the waist and a marked highly prominent hip. The physiognomies are distinctive, with thin faces, square jaws and markedly bent noses. Emotionality is achieved with stance and angle of the head, with the often used devout gesture of one hand held high on the chest.


  • Title: Sainted Pope
  • Creator: Stallmayer, Josip
  • Date: second half of 18th century
  • Date Created: second half of the 18th century
  • Location Created: northern Croatia, Zagreb
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Contributor: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • External Link: http://athena.muo.hr/?object=list&find=005234
  • Medium: wood, gilt

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