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Christ Child, Spanish Colonial, 18th C., Mexico

Christ Child, Spanish Colonial, 18th C., Mexico

Christ Child, Spanish Colonial, 18th C., Mexico
Christ Child backChrist Child upper body 1Christ Child upper body 2Child full standingChild side upper 1Child side upper 2Before restoration backBefore restoration frontBefore restoration face
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DESCRIPTION:   This is an 18thcentury carved wood Spanish Colonial Child Jesus (Santo Nino, Nino Dios) polychrome painted over gesso. which came from an estate sale doll collection. Its provenance is Mexican and was found in a dismal condition with major paint losses but the wooden body is complete and intact. It has reverse painted glass eyes complete with all the fingers and came w/o any clothing except for a pair of hand woven custom booties. The booties look very old but are in excellent condition. It may have been originally held by the Virgin Mary or have been displayed by itself since there is a hole underneath its butt for attachment.
 
I had this piece restored because the piece is very old and so unique and lifelike with amazing details and wanted to keep it. Its body is anatomically correct and has excellent proportion down to the smallest details. It is simply a RARE find and its new owner will be very satisfied with the workmanship and value it commands. Restoration was performed by a local restorer (Wanda Alicea) in the Old World tradition utilizing oil paint over gesso. Traditional "Encarna" coloring was applied to the body to attain lifelike skin color finish. Please note and see the last three pictures are Before Restoration Photos.
 
DIMENSIONS:  10.25” High x 5.0” Wide x 2.5” Deep

WEIGHT:   5.3 Oz.
 

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