logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots

19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Jesus on a Cloud

Sold on LiveAuctioneers

item-51530319=1
item-51530319=2
item-51530319=3
item-51530319=4
item-51530319=5
item-51530319=6
19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Jesus on a Cloud

Lot 0082 Details

Description
New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A tall, imposing wood santo of Christ standing atop a series of spiral-shaped clouds, dressed in flowing robes of green, gold, and brown. A gold-painted tri-partite tin halo with three glass "jewels" gives Him further majesty. His face is sensitively carved, tilted upward with brown glass eyes. His hands are particularly well-carved. His skin is painted a dark color, calling to mind the Black Nazarene tradition. Size: 11.5" L x 9" W x 21" H (29.2 cm x 22.9 cm x 53.3 cm)



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.

#120600
Condition
Patina overall, with some small areas of loss to the paint as shown.
Buyer's Premium
  • 24.5%

19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Jesus on a Cloud

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Mar 23, 2017
Starting Price $1,500
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromLouisville, CO, United States
Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery

Louisville, CO, USA
5,443 Followers
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0082: 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Jesus on a Cloud

Sold for $1,500
1 Bid
Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,500
Museum-Exhibited Russian Icons, Religious Art
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0082 Details

Description
...
New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A tall, imposing wood santo of Christ standing atop a series of spiral-shaped clouds, dressed in flowing robes of green, gold, and brown. A gold-painted tri-partite tin halo with three glass "jewels" gives Him further majesty. His face is sensitively carved, tilted upward with brown glass eyes. His hands are particularly well-carved. His skin is painted a dark color, calling to mind the Black Nazarene tradition. Size: 11.5" L x 9" W x 21" H (29.2 cm x 22.9 cm x 53.3 cm)



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.

#120600
Condition
...
Patina overall, with some small areas of loss to the paint as shown.

Contacts

Artemis Gallery
720.890.7700
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
BACK TO TOP