Price: $ 600.00
This 18th century carved and polychrome painted saint, wearing the white habit and scapular shield of the Mercedarian order, represents 'San Ramon Nonato', patron saint of children, childbirth, confidentiality and confession. In Mexico particularly, confessors confide in San Ramon with their secrets, an in order to keep him from talking or gossiping, a padlock is placed at his feet. Other petitioners, hoping to keep their confessions confidential, rub his lips, tack gum to his mouth and even offer bribes.
In the case of the small Saint Raymond, faithful confessors have rubbed his nose and lips for centuries, exposing the bare wood and continuing to enrich the warm and lustrous surface patina.
Dimensions: approximately 8.5 inches high.
Please note: accessories are shown for scale only and are not included together with this item.
Condition: scattered paint loss and wear commensurate with age. devotional surface patina, as described above. Unrestored, original.
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