Saturday, December 20, 2014

Antique Santo Religious Carving, Immaculate Conception

Title: Antique Santo Religious Carving, Immaculate Conception
Description: Marian devotion in the Philippines is undoubtedly strong and vibrant. During the Spanish colonial era, aplenty of these images were made appease the strong commitment of the Church and the locals to perpetuate a unique devotion. This image of the Virgin can be classified as traditional with a local touch done centuries ago. Although the left hand is missing, the sereneness of its appearance merits the artist who was so careful in capturing what was the style then. Made of batikuling, a native wood from the Philippines, the patina evokes a by-gone era. The dress was well chiseled, likewise other feature of the bodice. A lone cherub at the base makes it equally appeasing. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably came from Northern Luzon.
Measurement: It measures 12 inches in height and 7 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,150 grams

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HAC Code: 2A041


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