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Spanish Colonial Virgen Dolorosa #2, 19th Century, Filipino

Spanish Colonial Virgen Dolorosa #2, 19th Century, Filipino
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Virgen Dolorosa, 19th Century, Filipino
 
Name: Mother of Sorrows, Lady of Sorrows,  Mater Dolorosa, Nuestra Senora de Dolores
 
Condition:     Very Good, Unrestored Original.
 
Size, Dimensions & Weight:
 
Dolorosa: Height = 13.5 inches from bottom of base to top of head, Width = longest  width 4.5”, depth = 4.5”, Weight = 2#, 13 oz.
 
Description and History:    This is a very good quality image of the Virgen Dolorosa collected during the 70's in Northern Ca. It is carved from Molave (very dense and heavy Philippine hardwood) and polychrome painted over gesso. There is very little damage to the wood (nail holes on her base) and no insect damage at all because the Molave wood is insect resistant. She is crusted with overpaint (overpaint shows only off white tones) and original paint (vermillion, white and dark blue) has emerged once again. There is a large area in the back wherein the wood is totally exposed and an age crack at the back right side. This piece is Spanish Colonial style carved by a very skilled santero or probably a Spanish clergy. It departs from the primitive style the natives carve for their home altar. The flowing mantle, European facial features and the clasped hands (with crossed thumbs) are carved with great details and are showing despite the paint crusts and losses. 

There are two bases listed separately that will complement this piece. See SKU 2014107 & SKU 2014108

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