Two 19thc. Carved Religious Figure Santos Dolls
Two Nineteenth century religious doll or Santos. 1st item: carved and painted wood female figure with wig, clothed in a hand sewn silk-embroidered dress with lace collar and paisley bodice. 23"H. Continental, mid to late 19th century. 2nd item: carved and painted Madonna figure, her upper legs wrapped in twine, original silk and brocade dress with gold thread trim. Wooden stand. 16"H excluding stand. Continental, probably early 19th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection.
1st item: Partial loss to foot, scattered paint loss to face and hands, stains and discoloration to dress. Wig and clothing appear original. 2nd item: fraying and significant losses to clothing, black light shows about 50% inpainting to face,