|Title||:||Vintage Bell-Type Immaculada, Virgin Mary w/ Cherub Base, 9.6” Tall|
The Philippines is quite unique. It is the only country in Asia with a dominating Christian religion. It is estimated that about 90% of the population are Christians. The religion was spread far and wide for over three hundred and fifty years by the colonizing Spanish and the religion is one of Spain’s biggest legacies to the Philippines.
The Filipinos have a natural flair for carving and many santos, old and new, can be found in most Filipino dwellings and indeed the majority of the santos that are put on sale are sourced from these homes.
This vintage piece is what is locally called a bell-type (due to its distinct shape which resembles a bell). It is beautifully painted in lovely shades of blues, reds and yellows. It is a vintage reproduction believed to be between ten to fifteen years old. Although not truly an antique it is still an excellent piece with lots of charm and character sure to be a great addition to any santo collection.
|Measurement||:||It measures 9.5 inches in height and 5 inches across.|
|Condition||:||In Good Condition|
|Weight||:||approximately 600 grams|
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
10:20 AM Heritage Art Center No comments