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Guatemalan Carved Wood Altar Figure Of Angel (Gabriel), 18th Century

Guatemalan Carved Wood Altar Figure Of Angel (Gabriel), 18th Century

18TH CENTURY

Symbolism and craftsmanship aside, this Guatemalan Carved Wood Altar Figure of the Angel Gabriel from the 18th century holds within it an immense energy of historical significance. Altar figures were purposeful objects of devotional connection, featured prominently in churches and religious spaces. In Christian theology, Gabriel is often association with messenger-ship and divine announcements - meaning this particular piece provided intimate connection for devotees during religious practices. This tangible depiction of Gabriel not only showcases the devotion of a highly skilled artisan to both craft and religion but also reflects the blend of indigenous and European artistic traditions typical of Guatemalan religious art, especially from the colonial period.


GUATEMALAN CARVED WOOD ALTAR FIGURE OF ANGEL (GABRIEL), 18TH CENTURY. THOUGHT TO HAVE ORIGINATED FROM CHURCH IN ANTIGUA, FORMER CAPITAL CITY THAT WAS DESTROYED BY VOLCANO. - H: 39 IN.
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