Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Antique 19th Century Carving of Unidentified Dominican Saint, Santo (SOLD)

Title: Antique 19th Century Carving of Unidentified Dominican Saint, Santo
Description: The devotion of the Filipinos has long been known to revolve around santos. These santos, the majority of which are made of wood, were a crucial instruments introduced during the Spanish period to aid in the evangelization of the Philippines.
Up for sale is this wonderful older carving of an unidentified Dominican saint. He is done in the classical style which is characterized by their more refined and realistic appearance. He has lost both hands over time, a characteristic not uncommon for these antique santos as the hands are typically carved from separate pieces of wood. He is mounted on a simple wooden base which is original to the figure.
Measurement: It measures 14.5 inches in height (including the base) and 4.7 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 560 grams

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HAC Code: 2A106

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