Saturday, December 13, 2014

Antique Santo Madre Virgen Maria, Religious Carving Custom Base 12”

Title: Antique Santo Madre Virgen Maria, Religious Carving Custom Base 12”
Description: Madre Virgen Maria - The Virgin Mary is regarded as the mother of the Catholic Church. As such in the Philippines, the devotion to her is widespread and unceasing. Aplenty of images were attributed to her. This image is a good example of an art which was prevalent during colonial times. The simplicity of the sculpture which is likewise devoid of extravagant adornment reflects the artisan’s inkling to a more subdued representation yet artistically interpreted work of art. Made from baticuling, a Philippine native wood, it is stylized as late Baroque. Although both arms and hands were missing, it still reflects the artist’s ingenuity. Due to age, minor abrasions, cracks, and wood discoloration are present. It is believed to be more than a hundred years of age and probably come from Northern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 12 inches in height and 4.3 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 450 grams

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HAC Code: 2A028

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