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Lot 101: 19th C. Mexican Gilded Wood Santo - Bishop
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. An antique hand-carved and gold-leafed, wooden santo figure, probably a saint bishop, who dons sumptuous garments, the shoulder wrap appearing to be made of ermine or some other luxurious 'fur' given the pattern, as well as a large cross around his neck. He presents a long and elegant figure created via the very best technique, copiously painted with gold leaf. Size: 11.25" H (28.6 cm)
Provenance: Ex-private collection of Deacon K. Giacone
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Condition Report: Wood shows inactive insect holes on backside. Minor surface wear as shown.