Antique Filipino Santos, estimated 18th century. Hand carved, wooden statue, wear consistent with age and use. 15"t x 14"w
The Pietà (Italian pronunciation: [pjeˈta]) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the Life of Christ. When Christ and the Virgin are surrounded by other figures from the New Testament, the subject is strictly called a Lamentation in English, although Pietà is often used for this as well, and is the normal term in Italian.
Folk Art is a highly collectible art form that possesses a unique style and charm. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind. Older pieces can have wear from elements and chosen substrate which is part of what adds to its charm and style. Please be sure to view each photograph before purchasing.
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