Spanish Carved Wooden Figure with Long Grey Beard,Blue Painted Body

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14" (36 cm.) Carved wooden figure depicting an adult man with deeply-sculpted hair,moustache and long beard in brown/grey colors,fully-sculpted ears,brown enamel inset eyes,feathered brows,painted lashes,closed mouth with accented lips,one-piece head,torso and legs,dowel- jointed shoulders and elbows,nicely costumed priest in silks and lace. Condition: generally excellent,hidden repair at the neck. Comments: Spanish Santos figure,early 19th century. Value Points: superb facial modeling and sculpting of hair and beard,fine original complexion with waxed luminous finish,exquisite original painting.
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