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Spanish Colonial Carved Wood Immaculate Conception, 18th C.
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Date/Era/Period: 18th Century Condition: Missing hands, minor chips and paint loss, original paint about 90%. Origin: South America. Size: Overall Dimensions: 10.25 inches tall x 5 inches wide x 3.25 inches deep), Weight = 1 lb, 1 oz. Comments: You are looking at an excellent representation of 18th century (over 200 years old) wood carving of the Immaculate Conception (Purisima Conception) polychrome painted over gesso in the traditional estofado style. Intricate vestment design hand painting of gold in hues of red and blue. Notice the presence of the half moon. It is rare that these have survived, but the solid construction of this image has made this possible. She has the rare reverse painted inset glass eyes. She may have lost a base in a form of a cloud with cherubs just below her feet. Deep and loose vestment flow indicates its 18th century.