|AN IVORY CALVARIO SCENE.|
Hobbies such as antique collecting can lead you to unexpected adventures, bringing you to ancestral residences, dealers’ homes and warehouses, thus affording you unexpected glimpses of Philippine religious art . Such examples are featured here, taken from as far as decades back.
|MADONNA & CHILD, ivory masks and hands.|
|SAN ROQUE, in the folk style.|
|FOLK DOLOROSA and IVORY SAN LORENZO MARTIR|
|PACIENCIA, wooden processional.|
Many of these items are long gone, some have gotten away, acquired by antique shops, and sold to collectors. Many still, are kept by the owners as part of their family heirlooms, lovingly cared whether folksy or fancy, in shabby or in pristine condition. Between then and now, I will not be surprised if a few of these have already been lost—either to theft, disasters or the ravages of time.
|SAN VICENTE FERRER, NINO JESUS, AND ANTONIO DE PADUA|
|IVORY CRUCIFIX, for home devotion.|
All will agree though that these examples of Philippine sacred art are glorious expressions of our faith, for to behold such beauty is to see the Light.
|SAGRADA FAMILIA, ivory head and hands,|
|INMACULADA CONCEPCION, ivory head.|
|SAN ROQUE, classically carved wooden santo|
|STA. MARIA MAGDALENA, processional santo.|