Lot 270
Rare Tall Continental Articulated Santos Mannequin
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
18th century, likely Italian or Portuguese, carved wood, gesso and polychrome painted, glass eyes, posed in slight contrapposto with sandaled feet upon a round base. These religious wooden figures would have had a variety of outfits to be worn to celebrate specific saints’ days throughout the year.

43 1/2 in.

Private Collection, North Carolina

Scattered shrinkage cracks and chips; some surface grime and loss to painted surfaces, some areas with later paint; loss to fingers; some evidence of repair to neck interior.

$1,000 - 3,000