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Lot 0701
**Originally Listed At $800**

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand carved and polychromed 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 as well as stigmata (the marks indicative of Christ's Crucifixion wounds). Aside for the loincloth, Christ is depicted nude, with as much of his suffering body visible as is possible. Christ's visage with those downturned glass inlaid eyes heightens the emotional impact of the piece. Clearly the artisan of this Cristo, while a folk artist, was influenced by theatrical Spanish Baroque depictions of Christ Crucified. Size: 14.125" W x 27.25" H (35.9 cm x 69.2 cm)

Provenance: ex-Kurquhill's Gallery, El Paso, Texas, USA; ex-private El Paso, Texas, USA collection, acquired early to mid 1970s

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#129268

Condition

Repairs to legs and feet. Losses to right arm and left hand. Cross may date later than the Christ figure.

Starting Bid

$550

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  • 24.5%

19th C. Mexican Painted Wood Cristo / Christ

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800
3d
7h
33m
55s
$5500 bids
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