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19th C. Mexican Wood Kneeling Christ Santo w/ Corona

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19th C. Mexican Wood Kneeling Christ Santo w/ Corona

Lot 0147A Details

Description
**Originally Listed At $1000**

New World, Mexico, Spanish Colonial style, ca. 19th century CE. An interesting, hand-carved wooden santo showing a rare depiction of Christ without a beard. An artisan has sculpted him to have a sensitive, emotional face that gazes forward and slightly down, as if looking at distant ground. He kneels, his hands pressed together, draped in a brown tunic with a dark green robe. A repousse tin halo is above his carefully sculpted hair. Size: 9" L x 5.75" W x 16.5" H (22.9 cm x 14.6 cm x 41.9 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 private Francis & Lilly Robicsek collection, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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#120683
Condition
Craquelure and small areas of loss to the paint as shown. Crown has slight bending and metal patina. Traces of wax to stabilize accessories. Some areas of overpainting. There is a crack in the wood on one side of his lower body that appears stable.
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19th C. Mexican Wood Kneeling Christ Santo w/ Corona

Estimate $1,900 - $2,850
Jun 07, 2018
Starting Price $950
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0147A: 19th C. Mexican Wood Kneeling Christ Santo w/ Corona

Sold for $950
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Est. $1,900 - $2,850Starting Price $950
Clearance Sale - Ancient / Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 07, 2018 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0147A Details

Description
...
**Originally Listed At $1000**

New World, Mexico, Spanish Colonial style, ca. 19th century CE. An interesting, hand-carved wooden santo showing a rare depiction of Christ without a beard. An artisan has sculpted him to have a sensitive, emotional face that gazes forward and slightly down, as if looking at distant ground. He kneels, his hands pressed together, draped in a brown tunic with a dark green robe. A repousse tin halo is above his carefully sculpted hair. Size: 9" L x 5.75" W x 16.5" H (22.9 cm x 14.6 cm x 41.9 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 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.

#120683
Condition
...
Craquelure and small areas of loss to the paint as shown. Crown has slight bending and metal patina. Traces of wax to stabilize accessories. Some areas of overpainting. There is a crack in the wood on one side of his lower body that appears stable.

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