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San Antonio de Padua #4, 18th Century, Brazil
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This is an 18th century (over 200 years old) Portuguese Colonial carved wood saint figure of Saint Anthony or San Antonio de Padua from Brazil. He has major paint losses as shown in pictures and covered with dark patina. He has a hole on top of his head for a halo or resplandor but is now missing. He would normally have a Child Jesus on the book he is holding and holding a staff/palm frond with his right hand. He has an eyehook atteched to his back probaly for display on a wall. Santos this size were made during the period to aid missionaries in their travels. They are carved in small sizes to be easily transported during their travels.
Dimensions: 7.75" High x 3.5" Wide x 1.75" Deep.
Weight: 4.1 Oz.