Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vintage Large Santo San Roque (Saint Roch) Religious Wood

Title: Vintage Large Santo San Roque (Saint Roch) Religious Wood
Description: San Roque (Saint Roch) - This French Catholic Saint has a large following in the Philippines since Spanish colonial time. Traditionally he is known for the wound he got in his right thigh and a dog that licked it and miraculously got healed. The image is made of molave a hardy wood that abounds in the Philippines. It looks simple at the same time represents the artistic inkling of the carver for a more subdued tone. Although the right hand is missing, it still evokes the pure ingenuity of the artisan’s skill. There are some minor abrasions. cracks and wood discoloration due to its age. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably come from Northern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 26 inches in height and 11.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 7,000 grams

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HAC Code: 2A002

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