Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pre-War St. Roch, San Roque Religious Statue, Folk Carving, Statuette, 100 Years Old

Title: Pre-War St. Roch, San Roque Religious Statue, Folk Carving, Statuette, 100 Years Old
Description: 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 done in the popular folk style. 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 12.4 inches in height and 4 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 250 grams

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HAC Code: 2A115

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