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Mexican Wood Carved Santos Our Lady Of Guadalupe Gilt Enhanced Carved Painted For Sale

Mexican Wood Carved Santos Our Lady Of Guadalupe Gilt Enhanced Carved Painted

WOOD CARVED SANTOS / MADE IN MEXICO / RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE / ROMAN CATHOLIC RITE / OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE / PATRONESS OF LATIN AMERICA / EMPRESS OF THE AMERICAS / GESSO & GILD DECORATED / HAND PAINTED / HAND CARVED / CIRCA 1940s – 1950s / SANTERO NOT IDENTIFIED

SIZE : THIS VINTAGE WOOD CARVED SANTOS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE MEASURES AS FOLLOWS : 9 ½ INCHES TALL OVERALL BY FIGURE ONLY 8 ½ INCHES TALL BY 7 INCHES WIDEST ACROSS BY APPROX 1 ¾ INCHES DEEP WITH A BASE FOOT PRINT MEASURING 1 ¾ INCHES BY 2 INCHES

CONDITION : THIS MEXICAN WOOD CARVING OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HAS SEVERAL GESSO FLAKES / GESSO & PAINT CHIPS … THE TIP OF THE CRESCENT MOON / THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES OF THE FIGURINE ON THE ROBE EDGE AT THE TOP SIDES & BOTTOM CORNERS OF THE ROBE ( LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE ) / THERE IS AN INFORMATION LABEL PASTED ACROSS THE BACK OF THE CARVING WITH SEVERAL TITLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE VIRGIN / THERE ARE SMALL GESSO & PAINT CHIPS ON THE BASE AT 2 OF THE CORNERS ( SEE IMAGES ) THERE ARE SEVERAL SMALL STRESS MARKS ON THE BACK OF THE ROBE … EXCEPT FOR THESE NOTED ISSUES THIS VINTAGE MEXICAN HAND CARVED WOODEN SANTOS IS IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD PRE-OWNED / DISPLAYED AND THEREFORE USED / AND NOW CURRENTLY OFFERED IN COLLECTED CONDITION / THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL OR EXCESSIVE DAMAGES AND NO REPAIRS / THE CRESCENT MOON HAS COME LOOSE OVER THE YEARS AND IS ABLE TO SPIN A FULL TURN AROUND .

THE MEXICAN PEOPLE ARE A VERY RELIGIOUS AND STRONGLY ROMAN CATHOLIC IN THEIR SPIRITUAL BELIEFS / THEIR ART WORKS ESPECIALLY THE SANTOS HAVE BEEN COLLECTED FOR YEARS / IN THE MEXICAN MANNER STEEPED IN THE TRADITIONS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RITE FROM MEXICO CIRCA 1940s – 1950s WE OFFER THIS CARVED VINTAGE WOOD SANTOS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY / THIS MEXICAN ROMAN CATHOLIC INSPIRED WOOD CARVING HAS SEVERAL ASSOCIATED TITLES ON THE PAPER TAB / THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS : OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE / THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE / PATRONESS OF LATIN AMERICA & EMPRESS OF THE AMERICAS / THE HOLY STATUE IS WOOD CARVED BY HAND / GESSO IS APPLIED / MARVELOUS PAINT COLORS ARE APPLIED OVER THE GESSO WHICH PROVIDES A GOOD SURFACE FOR PAINTING AS WELL AS A MEDIA FACTOR THAT ALLOWS COLORS TO BE BRIGHT & TRUE DURING AND AFTER APPLICATION / THE STATUE IS ENHANCED WITH GILT EMBELLISHMENTS / REAL GOLD LEAF / HER OVER CLOAK IS PAINTED WITH ROSES & EDGED WITH FILIGREE PATTERNS OF GOLD DESIGNS / THE PLAQUETTE OF HER INNER GOWN IS COMPOSED OFF DIAMOND FORMS WITH PAINTED REPEAT FLORA FORMS IN EACH DIAMOND / HER LONG TRESSES FLOW DOWN HER SHOULDERS LEFT AND RIGHT & DOWN HER BACK / SHE IS BACKED WITH A LARGE FULL GILT HALO BEHIND HER CROWNED HEAD / THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE IS SUPPORTED ON A BASE PAINTED WITH A SINGLE WINGED ANGEL / JUST ABOVE THE PAINTED ANGEL ON THE BASE IS AN ATTACHED CRESCENT MOON ( WHICH HAS COME LOOSE OVER THE YEARS & CURRENTLY MOVES AROUND ) / THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CRESCENT MOON ( THE MOON ) STEMS FROM THE LANGUAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS INHABITANTS .. MEXICO MEANS CENTER OF THE MOON / THE HALF MOON IS THE SYMBOL OF THE FEATHERED SERPENT GOD QUETZALCOATL / THE VIRGIN STANDING ON THE CRESCENT MOON SUGGESTS THE INFERIORITY OF THE ANCIENT AZTEC GOD IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE


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