An Outstanding Santos Figure Original Polychrome Painted Decoration Circa 1850
Santos cage dolls are a part of what is called Saint Art which consists of carvings in ivory or wood of various and plentiful Catholic saints, angels, or the Virgin Mary. An outstanding Santos figure.
Well carved in mixed fruitwood, the beautifully executed face and boots retaining the majority of its original polychrome painted decoration, Glass eyes and articulated arms naively chip carved and showing no decoration.
Spanish colonial, late 18th to early 19th century.
Additional dimensions information:
W28.0 x H47.0 cm
Date of manufacture
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