Capipote wearing a Salvator Mundi, Spain XIX

Spanish capipote carrying the Christ child.
Polychrome carved wood, face covered with a thin layer of polychrome stucco.

Paperweight eyes
Ancient Clothing

The Salvator Mundi is a representation of Christ the Redeemer. With his right hand he gives his blessing by raising his index and middle fingers. He bestows the favors of God. It is also the hand of teaching, it teaches the divine word. In his left hand is a golden orb.

Capipotes are devotional statues, they were carried in procession during religious festivals or were placed in churches, oratories, property chapels etc. They were dressed (which explains their articulated arms) and often displayed crowns. Their quality depended on the finances of the various parishes… or private owners. The Bible was thus mimed for the mostly illiterate population, These are works of art steeped in history and stories….

Spain XIX

Height: 33,46inch (85cm)
Width: 13,77 inch (35cm)
Depth: 7,48 inch (19cm)

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