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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Baby Jesus w/ Tin Crown

Lot 0141 Details

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New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A sweet wood santo figure of a seated Christ Child, with a sensitively-carved face and brown glass eyes. The artist has painted wonderful details, giving him realistic looking skin and facial features. He wears a large and ornate tin crown. Size: 3" L x 4.125" W x 9.5" H (7.6 cm x 10.5 cm x 24.1 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: Ex-Francis & Lilly Robicsek Collection, Charlotte, NC

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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#120706
Condition
Wear to paint as shown, but overall very nice condition for its age and compared to similar figures.
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19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Baby Jesus w/ Tin Crown

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Apr 12, 2017
Starting Price $1,000
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0141: 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Baby Jesus w/ Tin Crown

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Wed, Apr 12, 2017 10:00 AM
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Lot 0141 Details

Description
...
New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A sweet wood santo figure of a seated Christ Child, with a sensitively-carved face and brown glass eyes. The artist has painted wonderful details, giving him realistic looking skin and facial features. He wears a large and ornate tin crown. Size: 3" L x 4.125" W x 9.5" H (7.6 cm x 10.5 cm x 24.1 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: Ex-Francis & Lilly Robicsek Collection, Charlotte, NC

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.

#120706
Condition
...
Wear to paint as shown, but overall very nice condition for its age and compared to similar figures.

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