A Pair of Spanish Colonial Altar Piece Figures, Mexican, Late 18th C.

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  • Description
    A pair of Spanish Colonial gilt and polychromed altar piece figures of (presumably) San Juan de la Cruz and Santa Teresa de Avila. Mexican, ca late 18th C. Later date overpaint removed to reveal original gilt undercoat "estofado". Mainstays of the Carmelite reform, San Juan and Santa Teresa are often represented jointly as the epitome of Catholic mysticism.
  • More Information
    In the Style of: The Holy Bible / Biblical
    Origin: Mexico
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Gilt and polychromed wood, undercoat "estofado" and gessoed and cloth; metal.
    Condition: Good. Wear and losses to gilding and polychrome.
    Creation Date: Late 18th Century.
    Styles / Movements: Religious, Traditional, Colonial
    Dealer Reference #: WAS036
    Incollect Reference #: 111820
  • Dimensions
    W. 11 in; H. 31 in;
    W. 27.94 cm; H. 78.74 cm;
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