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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Christ Enrobed

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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Christ Enrobed

Lot 0218 Details

Description
New World, Spanish Colonial period or later, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A dramatic, hand-carved wooden santo depicting Christ wearing a red robe. A large repousse silver three-pointed crown/halo is attached to His head and He stands atop a tiered wooden pedestal. In His hand is a tall tin flag. This is a triumphant depiction of Christ, with the red robe possibly referencing the Resurrection. Size: 5.25" L x 6.75" W x 20.25" H (13.3 cm x 17.1 cm x 51.4 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: private Francis and 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.

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#120593
Condition
Fine craquelure. Some losses to paint and overpainting as shown. Wax in areas used for attaching accessories. One hand has been reattached/repaired.
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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Christ Enrobed

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Nov 29, 2018
Starting Price $950
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0218: 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Christ Enrobed

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $950
Holiday Glitz - Ancient / Ethnographic Art
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0218 Details

Description
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New World, Spanish Colonial period or later, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A dramatic, hand-carved wooden santo depicting Christ wearing a red robe. A large repousse silver three-pointed crown/halo is attached to His head and He stands atop a tiered wooden pedestal. In His hand is a tall tin flag. This is a triumphant depiction of Christ, with the red robe possibly referencing the Resurrection. Size: 5.25" L x 6.75" W x 20.25" H (13.3 cm x 17.1 cm x 51.4 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: private Francis and 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.

#120593
Condition
...
Fine craquelure. Some losses to paint and overpainting as shown. Wax in areas used for attaching accessories. One hand has been reattached/repaired.

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