Wood carving of St Francis of Assisi, Spanish/Spanish Colonial, Late 18th Century
A hardwood carving of a young St Francis of Assisi, his head decorated with the original polychrome on gesso, his hair tonsured and a small hole on the scalp indicating there was once a metal halo, his robe falling in folds, with finely detailed sash and cowl, decorated with a speckled lacquer over dark brown bole. Spain or Spanish colonies, second half of the eighteenth century.
CONDITION: Some small losses and chips commensurate with age. Hands lacking. The wood is very dense and hard, with no grain showing.
|HEIGHT:||10 in. (25 cm)|
|DIAMETER OF BASE:||5 1/4 in. (13 cm)|