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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - St. Margaret of Antioch

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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - St. Margaret of Antioch

Lot 0279 Details

Description
**Originally Listed At $1000**

New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand-carved statue of Saint Margaret of Antioch, sculpted and painted with her nun robes, holding the Christ Child in one hand. Her other hand is stretched out in blessing. She wears a round repousse halo. A worshipper has placed a small crucifix on a chain around her neck and she stands atop a carved, tiered pedestal. She is the patron saint of childbirth and pregnant women, and is often shown cradling a child. Although the early Church regarded Saint Margaret as apocryphal, her worship revived during the Crusades and she continues to be venerated to this day. Size: 7.5" L x 7" W x 20.5" H (19 cm x 17.8 cm x 52.1 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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#120713
Condition
Craquelure and small areas of loss to the paint as shown. Traces of wax to stabilize accessories. Some areas of overpainting. Pedestal is similar in age to the figure but was not originally with it.
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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - St. Margaret of Antioch

Estimate $1,900 - $2,850
Aug 16, 2018
Starting Price $900
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0279: 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - St. Margaret of Antioch

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Est. $1,900 - $2,850Starting Price $900
CLEARANCE - Ancient / Ethnographic Art
Thu, Aug 16, 2018 10:00 AM
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Lot 0279 Details

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

New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand-carved statue of Saint Margaret of Antioch, sculpted and painted with her nun robes, holding the Christ Child in one hand. Her other hand is stretched out in blessing. She wears a round repousse halo. A worshipper has placed a small crucifix on a chain around her neck and she stands atop a carved, tiered pedestal. She is the patron saint of childbirth and pregnant women, and is often shown cradling a child. Although the early Church regarded Saint Margaret as apocryphal, her worship revived during the Crusades and she continues to be venerated to this day. Size: 7.5" L x 7" W x 20.5" H (19 cm x 17.8 cm x 52.1 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.

#120713
Condition
...
Craquelure and small areas of loss to the paint as shown. Traces of wax to stabilize accessories. Some areas of overpainting. Pedestal is similar in age to the figure but was not originally with it.

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