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St. Joseph with the Child Jesus



Polychrome wooden sculpture of St. Joseph with the Child Jesus.
The hair and beard are carved symetrical, Joseph and the Child have an appealing appearance.

Around 1800, presumably a colonial sculpture (South-America/Asia).

Dimensions: 34.5 x 17 x 10 cm.

In fairly good condition, some traces of woodworm (not active), attribute that was held in the right hand of Joseph is missing.

On 19th century base.

19 March, Saint Joseph’s Day, has been the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity, since the 10th century, and is celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, many Lutherans, and other denominations. In Eastern Orthodoxy, the feast day of Saint Joseph is celebrated on the First Sunday after the Nativity of Christ. In the Catholic Church, the Feast of Saint Joseph (19 March) is a solemnity (first class if using the Tridentine calendar), and is transferred to another date if impeded (i.e., 19 March falling on Sunday or in Holy Week). (Wikipedia)