Details: This lot consists of the antique statues shown in the corresponding images.
Included in this lot is a large carved wooden santo from the late 19th century. The hands and feet of this piece are blackened, and there are remnants of paint in some places. Also present are three smaller santos from the 19th century or earlier. These pieces were acquired by the consignor's parents during a tour of Mexico circa 1960.
A santo is a piece of one of various religious art forms found in Spain and areas that were colonies of the Kingdom of Spain, consisting of wooden or ivory statues that depict various saints, angels, or Marian titles, or one of the personages of the Holy Trinity. Santos remain a living tradition of religious iconography and folk art in Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and some other Caribbean islands, South and Central America, and the Southwestern United States, especially New Mexico. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 4 1/4" to 31" tall, may display some age/wear indications, including chipping and wear of the paint consistent with age. Portions of the larger statue were repaired/nailed during the mid-20th century.
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