Antique Spanish Colonial San Antonio, Saint Anthony Bust

This is a beautiful depiction of San Antonio dating to the early 19th century. San Antonio is exquisitely carved from wood, applied gesso and polychrome; the glass eyes are reverse painted, a craft that was common in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The size of the bust indicates that it once was part of a church or convent, most likely lost to time. There is a hole on the reverse of the head where a silver aureola once adorned the Santo; the new owner could replace the lost corona if they wanted. San Antonio is in wonderful condition with minimal loss of paint; he is mounted on a solid plexiglass stand for stability. He is truly a treasure!

Measurement with stand: 11 1/2 " high

#22322     $2900

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