Saturday, December 27, 2014

Vintage Carving of Unidentified Franciscan Saint w/ Lovely Base (SOLD)

Title: Vintage Carving of Unidentified Franciscan Saint w/ Lovely Base
Description: The Philippines is quite unique. It is the only country in Asia with a dominating Christian religion. It is estimated that about 90% of the population are Christians. The religion was spread far and wide for over three hundred and fifty years by the colonizing Spanish and the religion is one of Spain’s biggest legacies to the Philippines.
The Filipinos have a natural flair for carving and many santos, old and new, can be found in most Filipino dwellings and indeed the majority of the santos that are put on sale are sourced from these homes.
This carving is of an unidentified Franciscan saint (possibly of St. Francis). It is a vintage reproduction believed to be between fifteen to twenty years old. Although not truly an antique it is still an excellent piece with lots of charm and character sure to be a great addition to any santo collection.
Measurement: It measures 10.2 inches in height (including the base) and 4 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 450 grams

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HAC Code: 2A067

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