Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Antique 1900s Bust of Unidentified Female Saint, Santo Head (SOLD)

Title: Antique 1900s Bust of Unidentified Female Saint, Santo Head
Description: Santo carvings were one of the most crucial and effective evangelization tools utilized by Spain to convert the native Filipinos.
They are still very popular today and is one of Spain’s many lasting legacies in the Philippines.
Up for sale is this highly collectible antique bust of an unidentified female saint. It is a lovely piece done in the popular folk style carved from a single piece of indigenous wood. An overall great piece sure to be a good addition to any santo collection.
Measurement: Bust measures approximately 4 inches tall excluding the base.
Condition: original patina has cracks and chipped, left eye is missing, a small crop at the bottom edge of the bust; overall in very good condition.
Weight: approximately 350 grams

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HAC Code: 2A097

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