Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino, St. Thomas Religious Carving

Title: Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino, St. Thomas Religious Carving
Description: A Doctor of the Church and a well known Dominican Saint specifically in the Philippines. The oldest Catholic university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas in Manila was named after him. The image is made of Philippine wood called batikuling. Some tints were used to highlight the figure and give it more drama. The tonsure, the habit, likewise the pleated gown are well crafted. Although both hands were missing, it is still a good piece of art. Some abrasions and cracks are visible due to age. It is believed to be more than ninety years old and probably came from Central Visayas, Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 12 inches in height and 4.3 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 500 grams

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HAC Code: 2A036

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