Saturday, December 27, 2014

Antique Late 1800s St. Roch, San Roque Wooden Carving, Santo

Title: Antique Late 1800s St. Roch, San Roque Wooden Carving, Santo
Description: Santos are various religious art forms found mostly in countries colonized by Spain consisting of wooden or ivory statues that depict various saints, angels, or Marian titles or one of the personages of the Holy Trinity. Icons and other religious images were crucial for the conversions of indigenous peoples to the Roman Catholic Church.
Up for sale is this lovely representation of the beloved St. Roch (or San Roque as he is called in the Philippines). While many examples of this popular santo can be found, very few are as old as this late 19th century piece. He is done in the popular folk style typically characterized by its somewhat crude and cartoonish appearance. The saint is easily identified here with his iconic pose, revealing a wound on his left thigh that was said to be miraculously healed by a nobleman’s dog. He is mounted on a simple base that adds height and compliments the figure marvelously. An overall great piece sure to impress any viewer.
Measurement: It measures 12.1 inches in height (including the base) and 3.3 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 550 grams

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HAC Code: 2A069


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