Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Vintage Religious Carving, Saint Francis of Assisi w/ Lovely Dove

Title: Vintage Religious Carving, Saint Francis of Assisi w/ Lovely Dove
Description: The founder of the Order of Friars Minor, this well known saint of the Catholic Church, is also considered as the patron saint of animals. The statue is made from a Philippine wood called batikulling, and handcrafted by a local artisan. His attributes as a saint is well known just like his other symbols, a white bird on the left hand and sometimes a staff on his right, though it is missing. The style if sculpting is late baroque, with a touch of local creativeness. Tints were used as highlights though some impurities, such as minor abrasions and cracks are visible due to age. It is believed to be more than fifty years old and probably come from Bulacan province.
Measurement: It measures 13.5 inches in height and 5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,150 grams

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HAC Code: 2A052

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