Before there was Rodin's the Thinker there was THE PENSIVE JESUS iconography. Mostly in evidence in Eastern Europe early on but later the icon spread eventually throughout the Christian world. PENSIVE JESUS was found both inside churches and homes but even more often, posted by roadsides and crossroads.Travelers and Pilgrims took time to rest and pray to this sad, worried image of Jesus. I collected some carvings in 1987 when I traveled to Krakow Poland and to farm villages in Southern Poland. This one measures an impressive 15 & 1/2" tall and is 5 &1/2" wide. Christ himself measures 8 tall. The hut is a carved out round post section which is also carved and decorated with flowers. The Burning Heart of Jesus is carved and painted over Jesus's head. The roof and cross add the real feeling of shelter to this icon, It is signed on the bottom.
Polish Folk Art Wood Carving of THE PENSIVE JESUS IN A HUT, signed, 1987" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "artistvoodoo" and is located in Willimantic, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.: Signed