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Antique carved religious wood panel, rosette

Antique carved religious wood panel, rosette


This antique carved religious wooden panel broken off many years ago from a Catholic saint's altar comes from the jungles of the Philippines, a southeast Asian archipelago colonized from the 1500s to the late 1800s by Spain, which brought to the originally animist islands the Catholic faith and its many accoutrements. The somber church you see in the last photo was built in the tropical islands in the 1700s.

Layers of old paint peeling and a carved garden make this wooden panel haunting. Traces of an ancient gold-leafing make it all even more precious. The original altar this came from was no doubt passed on from parents to children, lovingly painted and repainted over the years, let go only after generations of love had worn it to pieces.

Old-objects hunter Protacio found this panel in the hinterlands of the Philippine isles, and we, in turn, bartered it off him.

Width: 16.75 inches or 42.5 cm
Height: 7.25 inches or 18.5 cm
Thickness: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm.

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