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San Antonio de Padua #5, 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 some paint losses on his face but mainly the paint is stable. He is covered with a dark patina but the gold gilt and paint detailing is still present. He has a hole on top of his head where the his crown is attached. The small genuine crown is decorated with filligrie. It weighs 3 grams 1.25" wide at the top and 0.5" high. He would normally have a Child Jesus on the book he is holding and holding a staff/palm frond with his right hand. There is a hole on the book he is holding for attachment for the missing Child Jesus. 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: 8.5" High x 5.0" Wide x 3.0" Deep.
Weight: 9.4 Oz.