Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Antique c1900s Sta. Barbara Wooden Folk Santo, Religious (SOLD)

Title: Antique c1900s Sta. Barbara Wooden Folk Santo, Religious
Description: Santos are various religious art forms found mostly in countries colonized by Spain consisting of wooden or ivory statues that depict various saints, angels, or Marian titles or one of the personages of the Holy Trinity. Icons and other religious images were crucial for the conversions of indigenous peoples to the Roman Catholic Church.
Up for sale is this lovely depiction of the beloved Saint Barbara. Done in the popular style characterized by her folk appearance. It is a truly old piece as evident in the patina. Both hands have been lost over time and some detail has also been lost. This, however, instead of take away from the carving’s beauty actually adds to its charm and is a testament to the statue’s true age.
Measurement: It measures 12.8 inches in height (including the base) and 4.3 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 450 grams

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HAC Code: 2A107

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