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Rey San Pascual with red cape and pale blue gown


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Paschal Baylon was a Franciscan Brother that became saint of the Catholic Church. During a smallpox epidemic in Olintepeque, Quetzaltenango, the religious brotherhood that adored San Pascual claim seeing him not dressed as a frail but as a skeleton brandishing a scythe that would end the deadly condition. Since then, people have images of the skeleton to protect themselves against any kind of disease. San Pascual as a standing skeleton wearing a crown and carrying a scythe, the symbol of death; a foot stands on a globe representing the world. The piece rests on a wooden stand. Notice the pale blue gown and red cape that decorates the image; carved teeth and bones highlight the figure. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS SHIPPING!

Age: Approximately carved in the 1970’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Olintepeque, Quetzaltenango
Materials: wood
Use: Religious Image
Technique: hand carved
Size: Approximately: 19” x 5.5” x 5.5”
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