Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pre-War Crucified Christ, Crucifix, Santo Religious Carving 25.5"

Title: Pre-War Crucified Christ, Crucifix, Santo Religious Carving 25.5"
Description: Religious carvings are widespread in the Philippines. Introduced by the Spanish during the country’s colonization, these icons can be found in most Filipino homes as decorative elements or in home altars. Many examples exist ranging from the expertly carved to crude folk statues crafted by the everyday man. It is a very interesting aspect of Filipino culture and is a testament to their faith, religiosity as well as their fine craftsmanship.
Without a doubt, the Image of Christ on the Cross is one of the most widespread and powerful images in all of Christianity. In the Philippines, many homes are adorned by this somber image. This particular example is believed to be about one hundred years old as evident in its patina. A lovely example of folk craftsmanship and religiosity, this piece would be a great addition to any antique collection or home altar.
Measurement: Crucifix measures 12 inches across and 22.5 inches in height.
Total height including the base is 25.5 inches.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: 2A070

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