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Lot 100: 19th C. Mexican Painted Wood Santo
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A finely carved and polychromed wooden santo donning a long golden alb delineated with copious folds that flow to his feet and a darker hooded cape with red undertones draped over one shoulder. His gaunt face which is framed by a near-shoulder length coiffure presents dramatic features including deeply set eyes and a pointy nose, a black mustache and goatee. His right hand gestures towards his forward stepping rightfoot. Mounted to rectangular wooden base. Size: 6.75" H (17.1 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Collection of Deacon K. Giacone
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Condition Report: Missing left foot and arm. Surface wear and paint loss as shown.