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19th C. Mexican St. Joseph Wood Santo

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19th C. Mexican St. Joseph Wood Santo

Lot 0080 Details

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New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A sweet wooden santo figure of St. Joseph (San Jose). He stands holding his adopted son, the Christ Child, who has a tiny gold-painted tin halo. The saint himself has a repousse silver crown. They are both wearing robes of a cream hues with gold trim. The saint also wears a heavy gold and red cloth wrapped around one shoulder and his waist. Size: 4.75" L x 7" W x 19.5" H (12.1 cm x 17.8 cm x 49.5 cm)

St. Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660 CE) was a French priest who Santos played an important role in bringing the Catholic Church to the New World with the Spanish colonists. These religious figures were hand-carved and often furnished with crowns, jewels, and other accessories, usually funded by religious devotees, and were used as icons to explain the major figures - Mary, Christ, and the saints - to new, indigenous converts. Likewise, they served as a connection to the Old World for Spanish colonists far from home. They became a folk art tradition in the Spanish New World, from modern day Guatemala to as far north as New Mexico and Colorado. Many of them were lovingly cared for over the years, with repairs and paint added as they aged, and played an active part for a long time in the religious life of their communities.



Provenance: Ex-Francis & Lilly Robicsek Collection, Charlotte, NC

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#120443
Condition
Losses to paint as shown, especially on the faces of the figures. Evidence of overpainting.
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19th C. Mexican St. Joseph Wood Santo

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Mar 23, 2017
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Lot 0080 Details

Description
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New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A sweet wooden santo figure of St. Joseph (San Jose). He stands holding his adopted son, the Christ Child, who has a tiny gold-painted tin halo. The saint himself has a repousse silver crown. They are both wearing robes of a cream hues with gold trim. The saint also wears a heavy gold and red cloth wrapped around one shoulder and his waist. Size: 4.75" L x 7" W x 19.5" H (12.1 cm x 17.8 cm x 49.5 cm)

St. Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660 CE) was a French priest who Santos played an important role in bringing the Catholic Church to the New World with the Spanish colonists. These religious figures were hand-carved and often furnished with crowns, jewels, and other accessories, usually funded by religious devotees, and were used as icons to explain the major figures - Mary, Christ, and the saints - to new, indigenous converts. Likewise, they served as a connection to the Old World for Spanish colonists far from home. They became a folk art tradition in the Spanish New World, from modern day Guatemala to as far north as New Mexico and Colorado. Many of them were lovingly cared for over the years, with repairs and paint added as they aged, and played an active part for a long time in the religious life of their communities.



Provenance: Ex-Francis & Lilly Robicsek Collection, Charlotte, NC

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#120443
Condition
...
Losses to paint as shown, especially on the faces of the figures. Evidence of overpainting.

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