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18th Century Colonial Talla, Lima Coat of Arms

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: South American: Handiwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1164789

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18th Century Colonial Wooden Talla (sculpture) of Lima Peru Coat of Arms, ca. 1700 CE, 16 3/4" high x 11 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Lima Coat of Arms was created by first Viceroys of Peru to flatter Charles V, the Hapsburg Monarch in Europe. Delicately carved talla (sculpture) of wooden Heraldic Double Headed Eagle, the symbol of Hapsburg family. With mirrors embedded in wings, and center shadow box with wooden Infant Jesus is a later inclusion, probably 1850s. Center probably once held ivory or alabaster Infant of Prague holding an orb. Now replaced with wooden child Jesus ca. 1900. Jesus was popular in the colonies for two hundred years beginning in 1620 at onset of 30 years war in Europe to the end of 18th Century. Hapsburg family ruled Peru until 1740 when French Bourbons seized power. Intact and in excellent condition.