Virgin carrying a Salvator Mundi, Spain

Spanish capipote carrying the Christ Child.
Polychrome carved wood, face covered with a thin layer of polychrome stucco.
sulphide eyes
Antique clothing

19th century,
Spain

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 was once an 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. They are works of art steeped in history and stories….

Height: 33,46 inch (85cm)
Width: 11,81 inch (30cm)
Depth: 11,02 inch (28cm)

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