An Exceptional Antique Italian Santo, Hand Carved Wood Statue, 1750's
An exceptional and extremely rare antique Italian santo statue of a child, 1750’s.
This is certainly one of the most exquisite antique santos that I have discovered to date. It is a hand carved wood statue of a child [presumably Jesus as a child] created with a masterful talent and high artistry during the mid 18th century. The statue is a truly remarkable work of art, in its captivating beauty filled with gentle innocence and finesse as well as the artistic perfection achieved in its great anatomical form and elegant posture. The eyes are made of glass. The statue is mounted on a wood base and it is measures about 71 x 34 x 26.5 cm or approximately 28.2 x 13.4 x 10.5 inches. It is in lovely antique condition with some signs of ageing which are expected with ancient treasures of this period. The left arm has been restored at some later stage, probably during the 19th century. However this hardly takes any of its true beauty and splendour today but in my opinion only brings forward its glorious past and authenticity to the present day. It is exactly as I discovered it recently in Florence. For the full condition please refer to the images!
This is an outstanding treasure for a stylish and unique interior, classical or contemporary!
PLEASE NOTE: This listing is only for the statue. The alcove in the last three images is only to show the styling possibilities of such treasure and it is not for sale.
71 x 34 x 26.5 cm or 28.2 x 13.4 x 10.5 inches
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