Military Saint Figure, 19th Century Santos from Central or South America, Religious Art

Military Saint Figure, 19th Century Santos from Central or South America, Religious Art

Military Saint Figure, 19th Century Santos from Central or South America, Religious Art

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This is a 10″ tall carved wood depiction of an unknown saint, possibly St. Isadore. It was produced in Central or South America in the 19th century. It has glass eyes. Condition: Most of the polychrome is gone. Loss of both hands and most of one arm. Comments: Judging by his dress as a Roman soldier, we can be confident that this is one of the soldier saints. Saints Gereon, Marcellus of Tangier, and Saint Menas are possibilities. 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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