Original old antique Santos, Philippines Spanish Colonial Religious Imagery

During the 19th century while under Spanish rule religious images were very popular with the mostly Catholic population of the Philippines. Large , ornate and expensive pieces could be found in churches but every home rich or humble would have a family shrine with a Madonna , figure of Christ or Saint carved from wood and painted. Toward the end of the 19th century mass produced statues made from painted plaster of Paris imported from industrialized Europe put an end to this traditional art form. During the 1950s local collectors started to show an interest in the old wooden statues and preserved many beautiful pieces in private and public collections. Prices and interest appreciated and by 1980 most of the material had disappeared from the art market. The pieces are listed individually in separate offers. A large crucifix from my personal collection. Worn polychrome paint and gesso with a loincloth made from tin. Condition as pictured and described. From the bottom of the massive base (mount Calvary) to the top of the cross it measures 53 inches. The cross is 25 inches wide. The image of Jesus is 25 inches tall. Total weight is 25 lbs. One with the base, the second with the cross and the third with the carving of Jesus arms removed at the shoulders where they sort of plug into a mortise and tenon joint. Putting it back together should be a simple task most everyone can accomplish. A view of joint where the upper arms plug into the torso. Missing toes and repair where both feet broke off around the ankles. The massive base with the cross removed. After a lifetime of collecting Dallasartsnet is liquidating its extensive collection of art. Should there ever be a problem I will. Work it out with you. And to your satisfaction. This applies to US destinations only. There are no charges for packing. And your choice and responsibility to cover you in the event of a loss. There is only one mailing charge if any for the first item you win. I always pack carefully. And always free of charge. Please pay promptly within 3 days or let me know should there be a delay. No reason needed, no questions asked. Go take a look! Listed as time allows. The item “Original old antique Santos, Philippines Spanish Colonial Religious Imagery” is in sale since Monday, June 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “dallasartsnet” and is located in Rockport, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
June 21, 2017 at 12:42 am by admin
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