13th C. Jesus Corpus from a Crucifix.

Sir Raffles Art & History is Charles Mandel’s collection of antique Santos and ethnographic collectibles, mostly carved wood. See current selection on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirRafflesArtHistory

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Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.

General: Wood carved corpus of Jesus from a crucifix. 13″ in height.

Condition: Please see photos.

Comments: A dramatic treatment of the crucified Christ. Four-nail type, Romanesque style still with Byzantine influences. Style is most consistent with an origin of France in the 12th century.



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