Thursday, December 11, 2014

Antique Religious Santo Carving, Our Lady of Purification Mother in Child

Title: Antique Religious Santo Carving, Our Lady of Purification Mother in Child
Description: Marian devotion in the Philippines has a tremendous following among its Catholic populace. Since the Spanish colonial times, the Philippines was already consecrated to the Virgin Mary. As such her devotees were encourage to dedicate a lot of churches and titles in her honor. The title Nuestra Senora de Purificacion was dedicated in honor of her Purification and the Candlemass Day. This image features Mary and the Child Jesus. Some tints were used as highlights. The right hand is missing though, yet it doesn’t tarnish its artistic value. It is likewise patterned after the Our Lady of the Rosary with a twist. The image has some impurities due to age such as abrasions and cracks. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and must have come from Southern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 17 inches in height and 6 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 1,000 grams

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HAC Code: 2A013

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