Lot 109: Mexican Painted Wood Santo Madonna & Child

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Latin America, Mexico, ca. early 20th C.A stunning, hand-carved, painted, and gilded santo depicting Nuestra Madre de la Candelaria (this title painted in black at the lower end of the pedestal) or Our Lady of Candelaria, also known as Morenita who originally was the patron saint of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the southern coast of Morocco, but later adopted by the faithful of New Spain or Mexico. In her left arm, she holds the Christ Child who holds a blue orb adorned with a white cross and makes a blessing gesture with his right hand. The Virgin wears flowing white robes decorated with roses and golden trim, a golden crown, and a radiating golden halo surrounds her visage. At the base of the pedestal the artist, one of the Cortez familySize: 5.5" W x 8.25" H (14 cm x 21 cm) Provenance: Ex - Collection of Deacon K. Giacone All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116487
Condition Report: Tiny losses to fingers on the Virgin's right hand. Else intact and excellent.
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