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Circa: 1990 Manufacturer: Antonio Aviles
San Rafael Wood Sculpture by Antonio Aviles - Signed & Dated
San Rafael Archangel (St. Raphael Archangel) hand carved from wood and polychrome by Antonio Aviles from Orocovis, Puerto Rico.
Antonio has been carving santos for over 25 years. Many of his pieces are in museums in the USA and Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rican santos tradition, a form of religious folk art believed to be at least two centuries old, and possibly even more ancient. Santos are carved wooden figures of the Roman Catholic celestial hierarchy and an integral part of the islandís culture.
Size: 5 x 3ľ x 2
Condition: very good
Weight: 2 Oz's.
Signed on bottom: Antonio Aviles Orocovis Puerto Rico #36 1990 San Rafael P.R. '90
Acquired from an Estate Sale in New York City in the late 1990's.