Virgin of Altötting
How is the size of standing figures measured?
Standing wooden figures are always measured from the floor to the head / highest point.
For figures like the Saint Florian (bottom in the picture on the right) who for e.g. has a lance, or other objects that are higher than the head, the height measure is e.g. for the lance usually also given in brackets.
A = height of the figure from foot / base to head
B = height to rod / lance / ...
St. Florian 30 cm (36) or 30 (36) cm.
IMPORTANT: As these are handcrafted products, the finished figure may vary slightly from the finished figure.
|naturale||stained 3 shades||color|
|The figure is left completely natural after carving.||The wooden figure is painted with several (2-3) different tones of wax stain and then sealed and polished with buffalo wax.||The carved figure is pre-treated with nitro lacquer, then hand-painted with oil paint.|
|color antique||color antique with gold||watercolor|
|After carving, the sculpture is primed with chalk and then painted antique.||After carving, the sculpture is primed with chalk, then painted antique and gilded with gold leaf where appropriate.||The figure is subtly painted with water-based paints.|