Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1380133 (stock #W-FIG16)
Ancient East
$225
DESCRIPTION: An antique Mexican folk art carving of a bearded St. Peter in a bishop’s hat holding a large key, symbolizing the key to the kingdom of heaven entrusted to disciple Simon Peter by Christ. This figure was probably part of a home devotional altar; figure can also be hung on a wall or entry door. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 1/8” high x 3”wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1373680 (stock #W-FIG15)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A vintage Mexican folk art wood cross with dozens of metal milagro icons attached as an act of petition and devotion. Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or promesas) are small religious folk charms associated with the Catholic Church that devotees attach to sacred objects, pin on the clothing of santos statues, or hang with little red ribbons from altars and shrines. The word "milagro" means "miracle"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1367582 (stock #W-FIG30)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: Three colorful, vintage Chantolo (also known as Xantolo) masks, used in dance celebrations for Day of the Dead festivities in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. These hand carved, brightly colored masks are painted in primary colors, each with barred teeth and fierce expression. Very good condition, wires have been attached to the backs for hanging. PROVENANCE: Bob Brand and Liz Werthan, Philadelphia. DIMENSIONS: Largest Size is 7" x 5" x 3" (18 x 13 x 8 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1357585 (stock #W-FIG29)
Ancient East
$1,425
In the Mexican state of Michoacan, where this mask originates, there are dancers who are variously called los Diablos (devils), los Judíos (Judas’), or los Fariseos (Pharisees)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1309026 (stock #W-FIG9)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: This dynamic and colorful Alebrije goat (or ram) is carved as if in a full run, its long front leg folded under its body in mid-stride. Two huge white horns curl from the top of its head to its ears. His green speckled body is accented with vibrant red "stripes" running down his back, tail and legs, while a purple design covers his belly. This large, delightful animal is signed on the underside, "Narcisco Gonzalez Ramirez, Arrazola, Oaxaca Oax., Mexico." Excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1302968 (stock #W-FIG7)
Ancient East
$250
DESCRIPTION: Oaxacan woodcarvings, also known as Alebrijes, have been a tradition for generations in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has only been in the past 40 years that these beautifully carved and painted figures have become popular, and are now collected worldwide. Using rudimentary tools, these Mexican artists create fascinating figures out of fresh-cut copal wood...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1289625 (stock #W-FIG5)
Ancient East
$180
DESCRIPTION: Oaxacan woodcarvings, also known as alebrijes, have been a tradition for generations in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has only been in the past 40 years that these beautifully carved and painted figures have become popular, and are now collected worldwide. Using rudimentary tools, these Mexican artists create fascinating figures out of fresh-cut copal wood...