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**Originally Listed At $450**

Latin America, Guatemala, 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, replete with stigmata (the marks indicative of Christ's Crucifixion wounds) upon the hands, chest, and feet with additional wounds upon the face and back. Aside for the gold leaf painted loincloth and the green crown of thorns, Christ is depicted with as much of his suffering body visible as is possible. What's more, the artisan of this piece, while a folk artist, was also influenced by theatrical Spanish Baroque depictions of Christ Crucified. Size: 12.125" W x 22" H (30.8 cm x 55.9 cm)

Provenance: private Moore collection, Denver, Colorado, USA, acquired thirty years ago

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Missing nail through the feet. Losses to fingers on right hand. Expected surface wear commensurate with age. Lower end of cross is a bit loose but still set in the base. Metal banner above and old nails show expected oxidation. Surface wear to the cross with pigment losses as shown. Surface wear to figure with areas of craquelure, minor pigment loss, and deposits.

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19th C. Guatemalan Painted Wood Cristo / Christ

Estimate $700 - $1,050
$3000 bids
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