Latin America, Mexico, ca. 18th century CE. A hand carved and painted wooden Cristo (Crucified Christ) that captures the drama and sorrow of this tragedy with a truly graphic depiction. The anatomy is skillfully delineated with elongated limbs and a severely emaciated torso and limbs, replete with stigmata (the marks indicative of Christ's Crucifixion wounds) upon the hands, chest, and feet with additional blood strewn wounds upon the face. Aside for the loincloth, Christ is depicted with as much of his suffering body revealed as is possible. Clearly the artisan of this piece, while a folk artist, was influenced by theatrical Spanish Baroque depictions of Christ Crucified. Size: 20" W x 23" H (50.8 cm x 58.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell collection, Santa Monica, CA
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.