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19th C. Mexican Wooden Santo w/ Clothing - Christ Child
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New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A handsome and expressive hand-carved wooden santo figure of the Christ Child, here holding a globe to represent his dominion over the world by literally holding it in his hand. His other hand is raised in blessing. He wears a repousse tin crown and clothing made for him by a worshipper. Size: 3" L x 7" W x 15" H (7.6 cm x 17.8 cm x 38.1 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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Excellent craquelure on painted surfaces. Clothing is not contemporary to the figure.
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19th C. Mexican Wooden Santo w/ Clothing - Christ Child

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400
Nov 29, 2018
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Est. $1,600 - $2,400Starting Price $750
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New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A handsome and expressive hand-carved wooden santo figure of the Christ Child, here holding a globe to represent his dominion over the world by literally holding it in his hand. His other hand is raised in blessing. He wears a repousse tin crown and clothing made for him by a worshipper. Size: 3" L x 7" W x 15" H (7.6 cm x 17.8 cm x 38.1 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.

#120712
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Excellent craquelure on painted surfaces. Clothing is not contemporary to the figure.

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