|Title||:||Antique St. Roch, San Roque Religious Santo Wood Carving 15.5"|
Popular throughout the Philippine Islands, the only country in Asia with a predominant Christian population, these carvings or santos as they are locally called can be found in many homes. While santos are widespread throughout the country, older examples such as this one are increasingly harder to come by.
This carving of the beloved St. Roch is believed to be over eighty years old. He is easily identified here with his unique pose, bearing his thigh to reveal a wound that was said to have been miraculously healed. Beloved and especially revered throughout the Philippines, San Roque would be a worthy addition to any santo collection or home altar.
|Measurement||:||It measures 15.5 inches in height (including the base) and 6 inches across.|
|Condition||:||In Good Condition|
|Weight||:||Item weights approximately 850 grams|
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
1:29 PM Heritage Art Center No comments