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Black Christ of Esquipulas in Wooden Nicho

Price: $750.00
 
Era: 20th century
Origin: Mexico
Artist: unknown
Condition: very good
Material: wood, paper, tin, glass
Dimensions: 17in x 8in x 4in

The Black Christ is the Christ of Esquipulas.  Esquipulas, Guatemala is one of the most important Roman Catholic shrines and central America´s biggest pilgrimage site.  The Christ is in a wooden niche and is carved out of wood.  Crucified on a wooden cross, he is surrounded by paper flowers.  Colored tin foil pieces decorate his tin crown and the knot that is part of the loincloth.


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