Sunday, July 27, 2014

201. A PORTFOLIO OF RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE

The reproductions of Philippine religious sculpture in the section that follows are from a single private collection. Re-posted from Catholic Digest, Commemorative Issue, April 1965.

 SAN JOSE & NINO JESUS
With gold and silver accessories.  Ivory. 11" height, without the stand. 
Ivory angel heads showing through clouds.

 SANTIAGO
Polychromed softwood, 171/2 in.without stand. Panay.

 SAN MARTIN & THE BEGGAR
Softwood. 23" ht.  Provenance unknown.

 SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL
St. Michael conquering the devil. Entirely in ivory including wings with gold ornaments. 19.5" without stand. Cebu.

 NAZARENO
Polychromed softwood. 27" ht. Provenance unknown.

 EL BUEN PASTOR
The Good Shepherd. Ivory. 8 1/2" ht. without stand.

 INMACULADA CONCEPCION 
Polychromed molave. 15" ht. Bicol.

 NTRA. SRA. DEL ROSARIO. 
Polychromed molave. 16.5" ht. Pampanga.

 VIRGEN MARIA. 
Softwood. 14.5" ht. Panay.

 VIRGEN MARIA. 
Molave, 13" ht. Provenance unknown.

 INMACULADA CONCEPCION. 
Polychromed molave and ivory head. 19" ht. Pampanga.

INMACULADA CONCEPCION. 
Ivory. 20" ht. without stand. Bicol.

4 comments:

  1. I think the image of St. Michael shown above is the one from Argao. Unfortunately, it is now lost.

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  2. These are from a private collection, unidentified in the 1965 book. Could it be the San Miguel still exists in his/her collection?

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  3. Sir Alex, you say na these are from a private collection yet unidentified? Naku, I hope that the image still exists. Kahit nasa kamay na ng ibang tao, at least hindi truly nawawala. Stories from Argao say that the image was actually stolen.

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  4. yes, labelled as private collection. Look for the 1965 issue of the Philippine Catholic Digest from where these pictures were taken.

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