A stunning tall 18th century male life-like antique sculpture carved from wood and once decorated a French church or cathedral. The figure stands authoritatively, with right arm raised and index finger extended toward heaven. It probably stood on a base in a side chapel. It is a religious piece, made for the purpose of instruction and inspiration but it can also be viewed and appreciated from a humanistic perspective. It will add depth and meaning to any modern home; a layer of richness and sophistication that provides a refreshing contrast to the aridness of many contemporary environments. Exceptional quality!