105
105
Hispano Philippine, late 17th century
THREE IVORY FIGURES OF MALE SAINTS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
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105
Hispano Philippine, late 17th century
THREE IVORY FIGURES OF MALE SAINTS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Hispano Philippine, late 17th century
THREE IVORY FIGURES OF MALE SAINTS
two of evangelists each holding a book, the third an apostle, on turned wood (3)
overall height 30cm., 11¾cm.,
height of figures 22cm., 8½in.
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Catalogue Note

With the spread of Catholic missionaries in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies demand increased for devotional images. In the Phillipines Chinese craftsmen, well versed in the art of ivory carving, were employed to satisfy this demand. The most popular theme was that of the crucified Christ followed by the infant Christ and the saints who were particular to the religious orders which had settled in the Phillipines, most notably the Franciscans, Dominicans and Jesuits.

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