Hand carved image representing the San Mateo; the image is dressed with a brown gown and a blue and red robe decorated with flower details. The feather and book in his hands are reference to the angel who is supposed to have dictated to Matthew as he wrote his gospel. He preached the gospel for a long time after the Ascension and carried it all the way to Ethiopia, where he was killed. Notice the colorful aureole that adorns his head; many layers of paint can be seen on the piece, a sign of age. Beautiful black painted eyes and masterly carved hair and beard details give the piece a great look. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!