Antique Saint Isadore, circa 1850, Central America

Antique Saint Isadore, circa 1850, Central America

Antique Saint Isadore, circa 1850, Central America

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This is a 9.5″ tall carved wood depiction of the farmer saint, St. Isadore. It was produced in Central America circa 1850. Condition: Most of the polychrome is existant, with a beautiful crazing of the face area. Loss of both hands and most of one arm. Comments: The erect posture and narrow base indicates a carving of St. Isadore the Farmer, a very popular subject. In addition, St. Isadore is often depicted with a short tunic. A wonderful presence on this one. Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued. ____________ I have been collecting artifacts and religious objects for many years, specializing in Asian and European vintage carvings. Don’t hesitate to ask about other stock that I might have that is not listed here. Website: http://sirraffles.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirRafflesArt

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