Vintage Folk Art Wooden "Virgen Del Pilar"Vintage Folk Art Wooden "Virgen Del Pilar"Vintage Folk Art Wooden "Virgen Del Pilar"Vintage Folk Art Wooden "Virgen Del Pilar"

Up for your consideration is this Vintage Folk Art Saint Sculpture. This piece depicts "La Virgen Del Pilar". Carved quite beautifully and masterfully and painted in gorgeous rich tones. Pictures best describe. The bottom of the sculpture is signed by the artist: "Jay A Romero". This piece was crafted in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, or damage. Measurement is Approx.: 8" Tall by 1 3/4" Wide; 2" diam. Stand on the bottom. E-mail me with any questions you may have prior to purchase

History: Devotion to the Virgin is an important element of Puerto Rican Catholicism. The Madonna is venerated in many guises, each with its own iconography. According to Spanish legend, the apostle James, patron saint of Spain, saw a vision of the Virgin Mary one night while he was praying on the banks of the Ebro at Saragoza. Mary asked for a church to be built on that spot. The church, Santa Maria la Mayor, was erected along with a statue of the Virgin mounted on a marble pillar. By 1456, the term Virgen del Pilar was so common among Catholics that Pope Calixtus III confirmed the name by papal decree.

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