Price: $ 4,000.00 Original: $ 7,000.00
A late 18th century Spanish colonial 'Misterio' - Jose y Maria. Quito School. Circa 1750 - 1800.
Carved and polychrome painted wood -- inset glass eyes, hand burnished 'encarnacion' (hand painted flesh like surface).
Both figures with parcel gilt foliate capes and tunics -- meticulously finished using the 'estofado' technique to simulate silk like cloth. Estofado, a technique of layering gold or silver leaf and then scraping through upper layers to reveal certain patterns in the suface below, is a derivative of 'estofa', which is a type of quilted silk. In Spanish colonial terms, 'estofado' is a technique of layering gold or silver leaf and then scraping through upper layers to reveal certain patterns in the suface below.
** Please note: other accessories are shown for scale only and are not part of this listing.
Dimensions: Saint Joseph measures 14 inches high. Santa Maria measures 13 inches high.
Condition: lacking several fingers.
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