Monday, January 5, 2015

Antique Immaculada Concepcion, Virgin Mary Santo Carving, c1900s

Title: Antique Immaculada Concepcion, Virgin Mary Santo Carving, c1900s
Description: The image of the Virgin Mother is one of the most venerated icons in the Philippines second only to Jesus Christ himself. Almost always the carving of choice among the faithful, statues such as this are widespread in the Islands and is a testament to the religiosity of the Filipino people.
This piece is quite old as evident in its patina. She is missing both her hands, a characteristic not uncommon for statues that are this old. This combined with the other “flaws” such as the abrasions and cracks give the piece character.
Measurement: It measures 14 inches in height (including the base) and 5.4 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,300 grams

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HAC Code: 2A083

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