Spanish capipote

Polychrome carved wood.

Sulphide eyes
Lacks Original

19th century,

Capipotes are devotional statues, they were carried in procession during religious festivals or were placed in churches, oratories, estate chapels, etc. They were dressed ( which explains their articulated arms) are often crowned. 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 art objects steeped in history and stories….

Height: 32,28 inch (82cm)
Width: 11,41 inch (29cm)
Depth: 11,81 inch (30cm)

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