Spanish capipote carrying the infant Christ.
Polychrome carved wood, face covered with a thin layer of polychrome stucco.
The Christ is in carved wood covered with polychrome stucco, the eyes in sulphide. (Missing on the fingers)
Capipotes are statues of devotion, 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) often crowned. Their quality depended on the finances of the different parishes … or on private owners.
The Bible has thus been mimed for the predominantly illiterate population,
They are works of art steeped in history and history …
Height: 25,5 in.
Width: 7,1 in.
Depth: 6,6 in.