Mexico San Martín de Tours c. 1700 Carved, gilt, and polychromed wood 40.5 x 25 x 18 inches Provenance: Ex Collection of Eugene Iglesias, Hollywood, CA San Martín de Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims ...
Mexico Saint Jerome c. 1700 Carved and gilt-gessoed wood 35 x 15 x 11 inches This fine Mexican sculpture depicts Saint Jerome (c. 347 – 30 September 420), widely revered as a priest, confessor, theologian and historian. He was the son of Eusebius, born near Emona on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia, then part ...
Pedro Antonio Fresquís, a santero believed to be of Flemish decent, was born at Santa Cruz parish on October 29, 1749. He married Maria Dolores Vigil in the 1760s and they had five children. He is sometimes known as the Truchas Master, after the village north of Santa Fe where the artist’s major works were ...
Peru Rest on the Flight into Egypt El descanso en la huida a Egipto c. 1700 Oil on canvas 64.5 x 44.5 inches 70 x 50.5 inches framed Provenance: Private Collection, Albuquerque, NM The flight into Egypt is a biblical event described in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13-23), in which Joseph fled to Egypt ...
Cozcacuauhtli – the vulture – is the sixteenth animal on the Aztec calendar (the 16th day of the 20 days of the Aztec month). It may be called a buzzard or a condor, and it symbolizes the winged spirit of the night. Birds generally symbolized the celestial realm and were normally associated with the planet ...
The Aymara people of the Altiplano produced superb textiles that today are highly prized by collectors. This rare and excellent ikat poncho is a ceremonial piece worn by an esteemed elder for ritual use to ensure a bountiful harvest and strong and healthy herds of alpacas and llamas. Ikat textiles from this period are extremely ...
Mexico Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe c. 1750 Oil on copper 22.75 x 16.75 inches Provenance: Private Collection, Santa Fe, NM Acquired in the 1940s In December 1531, the virgin appeared to an Indian neophyte, Juan Diego.  In a series of appearances to him, she stated her desire to have a church built upon the site of ...
Miguel Mateo Maldonado y Cabrera (1695-1768) was an indigenous Zapotec painter during the Vice Royalty of New Spain, today’s Mexico. During his lifetime, he was recognized as the greatest painter in all of New Spain. He was born in Antequera, today’s Oaxaca, Oaxaca, and moved to Mexico City in 1719. He may have studied under ...
The aquamanile is a ewer or jug-type vessel in the form of one or more animal or human figures. It usually contained water for the washing of hands (aqua + manos) over a basin, which was part of both upper-class meals and the Christian Eucharist. Historically the term was sometimes used for any shape of ...
This painting is a fine example of a colonial statue painting. Statue paintings represent sculpted images of Mary, or other religious figures, in their altars. Many of these paintings were believed to share the divine power of the sacred sculpture. The Virgen de Belén is one of the most revered sculptures of Cuzco and holds a ...