This Beautiful And Scared Image is Firstly a Work of Sculptural Art And Then Ecclesiastical Masterpiece. It is a Very Powerful And Emotive Image Where No Expense Has Been Spared to Create an Image That Commands The Viewers Attention And Respect. Strict Observances Have Been Followed During The Creation of This Sacred Holy Image Using Traditional Santero Techniques That Have Their Origins In Spain. The Structural Support of This Sculpture is a Wooden Frame Upon Which Plaster And Paint Have Been Applied. The Eyes Are Made of Glass, The Eye Lashes Are Horse Hair And The Wig is Real Hair. The Three (3) Pronged Radiating Halo is Made of Faded Gilt Metal And The Crown is Made of Woven Gilded Metal. This Sculpture Almost Certainly Originates From The Philippines And Would Most Likely Have Been Used For Worship in a Catholic Church And Possibly For Processional Purposes. The Condition of This Sculpture is Fundamentally Good. However as With Many Sculptures That Are Covered in Gesso There Are Losses, Cracks And Separations to The Surface. It is Impossible to Provide Images of all of These Areas in Addition to The Images Already Provided Because of The nine (9) photo Limit. However For Genuine Interested Parties I Will Send a Detailed Condition Report With Supporting Photos. All This Being Said The Crucifix is Complete And in My Opinion Ready For Display And Worship. It Has a Very Commanding Presence And In Some Ways Follows The Doctrine Of The Council of Trent, During The Counter Reformation, Where Certain Strict Criteria Was to be Observed In The Creation of Religious Works of Art For Public Devotion. It Would be Perfect For a Church or Catholic Religious Institution or Perhaps a Collector of Spanish Colonial Ecclesiastical Works.
The Dimensions of The Corpus Are: 118 cm high x 95 cm wide (from hand to hand)
The Dimensions of The Crucifix Are: 204 cm high x 126 cm wide
Once Boxed it will weigh approximately 25-30 kilograms
I Would Date This Crucifix and Corpus to Circa 20th Century, Probably Before 1950
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