Italian Polychromed Carved Wood Santo Head, 19th c., in original paint, H.- 10 in., W.-5 in., D.- 4 in. Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Condition is consistent with age and use. Loss to surfaces visible in photo – left cheek, left eyebrow, left forehead, top back of forehead. There is old worm damage. There is paint loss and gesso missing over proper left eye. Visible chips to top and bottom lip, as well as losses to top of beard, and to the proper right side of the face. The eyes are made of glass. There are cracks and paint loss to proper right of forehead.
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