Bulto of San Antonio de Padua
wood, gesso, pigment
23 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
St. Anthony of Padua and Christ Child. Hand-carved head, hands and feet, painted over gesso surface. The face is well carved with shaped hair and youthful features. Figure wears a draped fabric long robe with sleeves, cinched at waist with a knotted rope sash. Christ child is carved by different maker and is loose from large figure.
Provenance: The Joseph Pytka Collection