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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

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Arms and section of loin cloth reattached. Right hand reattached. Fingers on left hand missing. Inactive worm holes. Extensive surface wear with wood and paint losses as shown. Modern day phillips screw in back.

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Imposing 18th C. Mexican Painted Wood Cristo

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 2, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA