Rare And Exceptional Spanish Colonial Carved Wooden Corpus Christi 17th Century - image 1 of 10

This Magnificent Carved And Polychrome Decorated Image of Christ Crucified Radiates Conviction And Sincerity. The Overall Sculptural Presentation is Typical of Spanish Colonial Carvings of The 17th Century And This Example Most Likely Originates in Mexico. The Facial Expression is One of Acceptance Rather Than Suffering Which is Interesting For This Type. The Sculpture Has Been Created in Sections, Assembled And Fitted so as to Achieve The Best Possible Sculptural Form. Much of The Polychrome Decoration Has Worn Away And on Close Inspection One Can See The Numerous Paint Layers That Have Been Applied Over The Centuries. It is Quite Remarkable That The Carving is Still so Intact. It is a Wonderful Example of Devotional Art That Will Continue to Provide Inspiration For Worship For Many Years to Come. The Condition of This Sculpture is Very Good And it is Stable ( No Loose Bits ). There Are Signs of Wood Shrinkage ( Separations ) in The Chest, Head & Loin Cloth. There is Also a Loss to One (1) Finger ( Please ask for Image ) Naturally The Gesso And Polychrome Decoration is Fragile And Much is Now Lost. All This Being Said He Still Looks Beautiful to me And Has a Very Distinct Historical Presence That Can be Felt as Well as Seen.
A Very Rare And Special Image That Will Always be a Pleasure to Own.

The Dimensions of This Sculpture Are: 52 cm high x 49 cm across.
I Would Date This Sculpture to The 17th Century ( 1600-1699 )

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