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Jose y Maria
$2500

Jose y Maria
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The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This item can only be purchased online using PAYPAL or a US Dollar Check sent to our P.O. Box address in Florida, USA. For buying instructions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ----- These two figurines represent the Holy Family, just the Child is missing. Joseph and Mary have both a sweet expression in this pair of colonial style carvings. Many Houses of Antigua had during the Colonial Era a large collection of Religious Images that decorated their home altars; the pieces were dressed by the owner according to his taste. These “gonce” or articulated carvings have an exquisite facial expression on both figurines. Both Joseph and Mary have carefully carved hand and feet details, brown glass eyes, real elegant eyelashes and eyebrows. Their articulated joints allow her to be moved in various positions and gestures. Notice that the paint has scratches caused by the years these pieces have overcome. 

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Age: Approximately carved in early 1900’s.
Ethnic Group: none
Origin: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
Materials: wood
Use: religious Image
Technique: hand carved
Size: Approximately: Virgin: 27” x 8.5” x 7”; Joseph: 27” x 9” x 7”
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