Wood saints

Christmas Card 2015

The Grão Vasco museum in Viseu houses an exquisite collection of wood statues from the 18th century. The names of the sculptors who created these pieces have long been lost. What remains is the mastery with which they used their mallets and chisels to breathe life into wood.

The Grão Vasco museum is located at Adro Sé in Viseu, tel 232 422 049.

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7 thoughts on “Wood saints

  1. That particular skill seems to have extended to Portuguese furniture-making too – we noticed many examples of beautifully carved items of household furniture on our travels throughout Portugal. I hope the art is continuing to be passed down.

  2. Can you please tell me if you even allow anyone to pass on, or give access to, any email addresses pf people who receive your posts ? Since I registered with you I have been overwhelmed by junk email- a problem which I have never had before and your organisationwas the only new organisation with whom I have registered at all recently?

    KR

    David C H Ross

  3. As I am still being overwhelmed by junk mail can you please reply to my email of the 29th December -below.

    KR

    David

    From: David Ross [mailto:craibh@virginmedia.com] Sent: 29 December 2015 10:15 To: ‘Salt of Portugal’ Subject: RE: [New post] Wood saints Importance: High

    Can you please tell me if you even allow anyone to pass on, or give access to, any email addresses pf people who receive your posts ? Since I registered with you I have been overwhelmed by junk email- a problem which I have never had before and your organisationwas the only new organisation with whom I have registered at all recently?

    KR

    David C H Ross

    1. Sorry about this. We to your message replied before. We do not share emails with absolutely anyone, so we doubt we are the source of the problem. But we will contact wordpress to see if they have any advice.

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