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19th C. Mexican Head of Christ Mounted in Wooden Drawer

Lot 0122 Details

Description
Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. An incredibly striking carved wood rendering of the head of Christ on a veil. His head is shown disembodied, with careful detailing of the hair and glass inlaid eyes; blood drips from myriad cuts, especially around his hairline, on his cheek, and from his neck. This Veronica's Veil image is housed in a wooden drawer. A poignant example of religious art executed with a great deal of skill, by someone who obviously possessed a sophisticated talent for both carving and painting. Size: 3.5" deep x 7.125" W x 8.25" H (8.9 cm x 18.1 cm x 21 cm)

The story of Veronica's Veil (also known as the Sudarium) comes from Saint Veronica's encounter with Jesus on the Via Dolorosa. She used her veil to wipe the blood and sweat from his face and his image was imprinted onto the cloth. This story gained popularity in the Middle Ages and continues to be an important part of the story of Christ's final hours in the Catholic tradition.

Provenance: ex-Kurquhill's Gallery, El Paso, Texas, USA; ex-private El Paso, Texas, USA collection, acquired early to mid 1970s

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.

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#127709
Condition
Some losses to coiffure. Minor surface wear to image commensurate with age. Glass eye inlays are intact. Normal weathering and age cracks to wooden surround and drawer commensurate with age.
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19th C. Mexican Head of Christ Mounted in Wooden Drawer

Estimate $900 - $1,400
Nov 21, 2017
Starting Price $500
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Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery

Louisville, CO, USA
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0122: 19th C. Mexican Head of Christ Mounted in Wooden Drawer

Sold for $1,600
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Est. $900 - $1,400Starting Price $500
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 10:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0122 Details

Description
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. An incredibly striking carved wood rendering of the head of Christ on a veil. His head is shown disembodied, with careful detailing of the hair and glass inlaid eyes; blood drips from myriad cuts, especially around his hairline, on his cheek, and from his neck. This Veronica's Veil image is housed in a wooden drawer. A poignant example of religious art executed with a great deal of skill, by someone who obviously possessed a sophisticated talent for both carving and painting. Size: 3.5" deep x 7.125" W x 8.25" H (8.9 cm x 18.1 cm x 21 cm)

The story of Veronica's Veil (also known as the Sudarium) comes from Saint Veronica's encounter with Jesus on the Via Dolorosa. She used her veil to wipe the blood and sweat from his face and his image was imprinted onto the cloth. This story gained popularity in the Middle Ages and continues to be an important part of the story of Christ's final hours in the Catholic tradition.

Provenance: ex-Kurquhill's Gallery, El Paso, Texas, USA; ex-private El Paso, Texas, USA collection, acquired early to mid 1970s

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.

#127709
Condition
...
Some losses to coiffure. Minor surface wear to image commensurate with age. Glass eye inlays are intact. Normal weathering and age cracks to wooden surround and drawer commensurate with age.

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