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San Juan Bautista #2, 18th Century, Brazil
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This is an 18th century (over 200 years old) Portuguese Colonial carved wood saint figure of San Juan Bautista or St. John the Baptist provenance from Brazil. As can be expected from a piece this age has paint losses and paint cracking but it looks like that a stabilizing medium has been applied many years ago and the paint is now intact. The piece is covered with dark patina but estofado style gold gilding, colors and detailing are still noticeable. There is a hook attached on his back. He has a hole on top of his head where his resplandor or aura is attached. The aura is made of unknown metal (2.25” w x 2.0” h). He is holding a metal banner (2.5”h x 1.5”w) with his left hand also made with an unknown metal. The letters IHS are written on the banner. There is also a lamb below next to his left foot . The lamb has no damage aside from looking very old.
Dimensions: 11.0" High (12.75” to top of his aura) x 4.5" Wide x 3.0" Deep.
Weight: 1 Lb, 5.0 Oz.