Saint, carved wood mannequin bust - Wood - Second half 18th century

Description
Saint, carved wood mannequin bust - Wood - Second half 18th century
Italy

Origin: Italian
Period: Mid/Late 18thC

The beautiful polychromed and lacquered modelled head, wonderfully worn with age, surviving from the last half of eighteenth century Italy as an alter piece or Santos.

An early example and a highly atmospheric and evocative piece with a thrilling surface.

Unique piece!

Lot details
Object
carved wood mannequin bust, Saint
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
Second half 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
29×17×13 cm
Weight
1.9 kg
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