Lot 4
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Classic New Mexican Polychromed Wood Bulto

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

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San Acacio, with stylized corpus, suspended on a simple cross, secured with three wood pegs with pyramidal heads, wearing a Spanish military uniform, the rectangular pedestal at his feet supporting a drum and a banner, flanked by two soldiers, each carrying a rifle; red, green, dark brown and cream pigments, attributed to Pedro Fresquis (c. 1780-1831).

Provenance

Withers Collection, Denver
Acquired from Lane Coulter, Santa Fe

Catalogue Note

For information on the artist see Frank, 1986, p. 32: "The progression of native santeros began late in the eighteenth century with the advent of Pedro Antonio Fresquis, who lived from 1749 to 1831."
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