Saturday, December 20, 2014

Antique Religious Carving, Santo Nino de Pandacan 10” (SOLD)

Title: Antique Religious Carving, Santo Nino de Pandacan 10”
Description: Devotion to the Infant Jesus is tremendous in the Philippines. It has its origin when the Spaniards first came to the islands believed to be in Cebu, where the oldest surviving image of the Sto. Nino is enshrined. The icon is made of a native wood called batikuling. Traditionally, its right hand is raised and the left hand holds an orb. The sculpturing is very Baroque with a local twist. The patina evokes past grandeur of religiosity which was prevalent until now. Some abrasions and cracks are present due to age. It is believed to be more than ninety years old and probably come from Central Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 10 inches in height and 5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 300 grams

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HAC Code: 2A042

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