Great Ancient Napolitan Santon Xviiith Saint Joseph
I propose this great and beautiful Neapolitan santon. Authentic, it was made in Naples in the seventeenth. At that time the tradition of nurseries "exploded\The demand has led to the creation of a myriad of characters, leaving the religious domain to represent the small Neapolitan people. The subject that I propose to you, of large size (41cm of height) is rather in the initial tradition, purely religious. The expressive face, finely modeled, the fine and nervous hands, the glass eyes are characteristic of the oldest santons. The head, hands and feet are terracotta. Note that there is no missing finger! His brown silk cloak was previously completed with a large golden silk cape. This one did not resist time and left in tatters when I touched it.
This costume, as well as the posture with downcast eyes, makes me think that this is saint joseph contemplating the child Jesus in his cradle. This announcement may be interrupted at any time and is not of unlimited duration.
Wear and gaps in the color of the face and limbs. Very nice room, very decorative. Height without the base 41cm. The item "grand santon Neapolitan ancient seventeenth saint joseph" is on sale since Monday, May 27, 2019. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ objects of the nineteenth and before".
The seller is "clapas67" and is located in / in occitanie. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.
- subtype: nursery santon
- style: Baroque
- authenticity: original
- origin: italy
- type: folk art object
- material: terracotta, wood fabric