Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Antique 1900s Jesus Christ Religious Carving, Folk Santo

Title: Antique 1900s Jesus Christ Religious Carving, Folk Santo
Description: Religious carvings are widespread in the Philippines. Introduced by the Spanish during the country’s colonization, these icons can be found in most Filipino homes as decorative elements or in home altars. Many examples exist ranging from the expertly carved to crude folk statues crafted by the everyday man. It is a very interesting aspect of Filipino culture and is a testament to their faith, religiosity as well as their fine craftsmanship. In the Philippines, many homes are adorned by this somber image. This particular example is believed to be about one hundred years old as evident in its patina. A lovely example of folk craftsmanship and religiosity, this piece would be a great addition to any antique collection or home altar.
Measurement: It measures 15 inches in height (including the base) and 5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 1,000 grams

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HAC Code: 2A122


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