Santos Carved Figure of the Christ Child
This is a santos carved figure of the Christ Child made in Guatemalan in the 19th century. It is a realistically painted wooden Baby Jesus figure with articulated shoulders and elbows, clothed in white swaddling cloth and mounted on a clear Plexiglas stand. It was probably used in a nativity tableaux or in a religious altar. The figure appears to have had a more elaborate wardrobe at one point and seems to have had something on its head that is now lost, possibly a halo.
Circa: 19th century
Material: Wood, gesso, paint
Condition: Some cracks in the wood and missing paint, but overall good condition.
Dimensions: 16 inches high: 6.5 inches wide: 6 inches deep
Inventory number: DL1011