Attendant Angel With Chalice- SOLD
c. 1825
14" x 6" x 8"
Bultos, carved wood with natural pigments
Region: New Mexico
Circa 1825 wood carving of an attendant angel, holding a chalice in one hand, to capture the blood of Christ. This carving is attributed to the Arroyo Hondo Santero.

About the Artist
(Active 1830 - 1840)
The Arroyo Hondo Santero appears to have been strongly influenced by the works of Jose Aragon, as many of his painted panels are similar in execution to those of Aragon. This santero apparently worked only for a short period of time, beginning around 1830. His works for churches seem to have been limited to the area around Arroyo Hondo, near Taos, and the surrounding communities.

Marie Romero Cash, Santos