Monday, December 22, 2014

Antique Religious Carving, Santo Domingo de Guzman St. Dominic of Guzman

Title: Antique Religious Carving, Santo Domingo de Guzman St. Dominic of Guzman
Description: The founder of the Friars Preachers, this saint from Spain is also the patron saint of astronomers. This statue is made of batikulling, an indigenous wood from the Philippines. Traditionally, the right hand has the staff with a crucifix at the top and a stem of flowering plant on the left, though both were missing. The patina of old age is quite visible though with some minor cracks and abrasions. It is believed to be more than one hundred years old and probably come from Manila.
Measurement: It measures 10 inches in height and 4.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 350 grams

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HAC Code: 2A050

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