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Antique Latin Painting Catholic Santo Anthony Andes Wood Retablo Peru Tm8482 For Sale
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no longer allows us to automatically accept returns in exchange for merchandise. However, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT RETURNS IN EXCHANGE FOR ITEMS IN OUR STORE INVENTORY [buyer pays return shipping within three days of receipt]. The new, mandatory 14-day return policy allows unscrupulous buyers the opportunity to peddle and abuse our material for two weeks and then return it for their money back. This policy will create a new wave of crooks that can easily create vast inventories with no investment risks save for the possible minimal cost of return shipping. In the meantime, we lose our packing and shipping expenses, we lose PayPal fees, we lose relisting fees, we lose potential clients, we lose weeks of exposure and we lose potential legitimate sales.
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A HAND-PAINTED RELIGIOUS IMAGE ON WOOD
Inventory Number: TM8482 Country of Origin: Republica del Perú or Plurinational State of Bolivia. Approximate Age: Antique [over 50 years old], 20th century. Approximate Size: 8 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches by 3/8 inch. Color: As in photos. Condition: Excellent condition. The painted portion is darkened from age and surface soiling. There are no significant scratches or worn spots. Please refer to the photos. Remarks: This is an old hand-painted wood "retablo" representing Saint Anthony (San Antonio). He holds a plume pin and is writing on a stack of papers. His frock is brown. The painting may have an undercoat of cream colored stucco. There is no signature to the painting. The artwork is quite nice suggesting that the artist had some formal training.
Up until about 30 years ago Catholic missionaries, called evangelizadores, traveled throughout the Andean highlands visiting towns and villages preaching their gospel. Many were artisans who produced crude to exquisite works of religious art in the form of painted panels, tin and wood "retablos," crucifixes, saint and virgin boxes, "santos," etc. Throughout indigenous communities missionary artists would often trade their works for llamas, sheep, food and other commodities. This is one of those works of art.
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