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Santo Nino de Cebu, Early 20th C, Filipino
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This is a Santo Nino de Cebu from the early 20th C. Philippines. This Santo Nino is carved from Santol wood probably from the Central (Visayas) Province of Bohol which has a mortar and pestle style base. It has overpaint on the body normally done by devotees after a good harvest. The base has lost most of the paint and gesso. The bottom of the base indicates very minor woodworm presence in the past. different in style than the usual pieces coming from Bohol or Panay province which sports long curly hair, chubby face and dark complexion. Both hands missing. The silver crown (3.0" H x 2.25" W, 17 gms.) with a single stone is not tested for silver content. This is a nice traditional style piece and very sought after by collectors.
DIMENSIONS: 13.5” H (16.0" to top of crown) x 4.75" W x 5.5" D
WEIGHT: 1 lb., 3 oz.