Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RARE Antique St. John the Baptist Religious Santo Carving, c1900s, 100 Years Old Statuette

Title: RARE Antique St. John the Baptist Religious Santo Carving, c1900s, 100 Years Old Statuette
Description: The Santero culture in the Philippines is widely prevalent among Filipino Catholics, having been influenced by colonial Spain and various forms of folk Catholicism. Icons and other religious images were crucial for the conversions of indigenous peoples to the Roman Catholic Church. This tradition has remained strong in the Philippines and as such many wonderful examples can be found today.
Up for sale is this lovely and truly old depiction of St. John the Baptist or San Juan Bautista as he is affectionately called in the Islands. Beautifully carved in the popular folk style of the locals, this piece is believed to be over one hundred years old as evident in the wood’s patina.
Measurement: It measures 11.6 inches in height (including the base) and 5.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 500 grams

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HAC Code: 2A110

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