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Casiodoro de Reina - Sculpture (table top size)


We are pleased to offer this likeness of Casiodoro de Reina, cast in marble stone resin and finished with a bronze patina, with a brass and gloss-black nameplate.

The Spanish Inquisition brought about great persecution as protestant influence from Europe was advancing a reformation against Rome, even in Seville. The Spanish had long sought for a translation in their own tongue, but until early in the 1500’s only a smattering of portions had appeared, and they were Vulgate based and not for public use.

After twelve arduous years of pressure, persecution, and constant fleeing from his pursuers, Casiodoro de Reina finished the complete Spanish translation, though he himself testified it was hastily and oft times insufficiently rendered and in need of further revision. Reina fled Spain, never to return, as King Philip of Spain placed a bounty on his head in 1564.

No history of the Spanish Bible is complete without recognizing this courageous translator.

Because each sculpture is hand-finished rather than mass-produced, there will naturally be some color variation and no two will be exactly alike. This is part of the nature and beauty of handmade objects, and should not be considered a flaw or defect. If you are attempting to match your previous sculpture purchases or have a particular look in mind (more or fewer highlights, for example), please contact us and we will be happy to provide photos of our current inventory so you can select the exact sculpture that will be shipped to you.

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