Beautiful 19th century Spanish religious Madonna & Child statue : dolls standing on a cloud, from the Catalonia region of Spain. The statues are made from carved wood with a patinated gesso finish. Madonna and child both have finely hand carved angelic faces with pale complexions, rosy cheeks and lips, hand painted eyebrows and lashes and glass eyes. She has chestnut brown hair swept back in a bun with 2 extra small holes at the back of her head for a different crown. They are both dressed in their original clothing , embellished with gold metallic hand embroidery and lace passementerie. The cape and lace embellishment appears to be from a later date. They are both wearing metal crowns ( Madonna's is damaged ). Under their gowns their feet are finely carved as well as their exquisite hands. They a both in excellent condition given their age, except that the Madonna has damaged left hand fingers and the tip of her index finger on the right hand is missing and Baby Jesus has lost his index finger on his left hand, although nothing too untoward.........please study the photos as these form part of the description, if you need more please do not hesitate to ask. A stunning statue with a faded grandeur air, perfect for a period setting, small chapel or Church.
Dimensions : 20 inches high not including crown : 23 1/2 with crown
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Beautiful 19th C. Spanish religious Madonna & Child statue : wood gesso glass eyes : original clothing