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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - The Resurrection of Christ

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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - The Resurrection of Christ

Lot 0262 Details

Description
New World, Spanish Colonial period or later, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A gentle representation of the Resurrected Christ, here depicted holding a flag and with a tin halo. He is hand-carved from wood, with detailed painting that has been touched up throughout the years as the figure continued to be part of the daily life of worship. His cloak is gold and red, the red being a common symbol of the Resurrection in art. Underneath the cloak is further black and gold clothing. His head is tilted downward, with a kind expression on His face. The hand not holding the flag is raised in supplication. A worshipper has placed a medal on a chain around the neck. Size: 6" L x 6.25" W x 20.25" H (15.2 cm x 15.9 cm x 51.4 cm)

The Resurrection is the culmination of the story of Christ, the triumph of the Son of God over death, celebrated as the holiest day in the Christian calendar at Easter. Depictions of Christ from this moment are suitably colorful and grand, emphasizing his divine nature.

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: private Francis & Lilly Robicsek collection, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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#120691
Condition
Fine craquelure. Some losses to paint, especially on top of one foot, on knee, and one side of head, with overpainting as shown. Wax in areas used for attaching accessories.
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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - The Resurrection of Christ

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
Jun 29, 2017
Starting Price $1,200
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0262: 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - The Resurrection of Christ

Sold for $1,200
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Est. $2,000 - $2,500Starting Price $1,200
DAY 2: Pre-Columbian, Tribal, Colonial Art
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 10:00 AM
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Lot 0262 Details

Description
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New World, Spanish Colonial period or later, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A gentle representation of the Resurrected Christ, here depicted holding a flag and with a tin halo. He is hand-carved from wood, with detailed painting that has been touched up throughout the years as the figure continued to be part of the daily life of worship. His cloak is gold and red, the red being a common symbol of the Resurrection in art. Underneath the cloak is further black and gold clothing. His head is tilted downward, with a kind expression on His face. The hand not holding the flag is raised in supplication. A worshipper has placed a medal on a chain around the neck. Size: 6" L x 6.25" W x 20.25" H (15.2 cm x 15.9 cm x 51.4 cm)

The Resurrection is the culmination of the story of Christ, the triumph of the Son of God over death, celebrated as the holiest day in the Christian calendar at Easter. Depictions of Christ from this moment are suitably colorful and grand, emphasizing his divine nature.

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: private Francis & Lilly Robicsek collection, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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.

#120691
Condition
...
Fine craquelure. Some losses to paint, especially on top of one foot, on knee, and one side of head, with overpainting as shown. Wax in areas used for attaching accessories.

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