Peruvian Antiquity Religious Wood Carving Shepherd Boy Figure on Wood Base 20 Inch S. American
> Provenance: Owner's father purchased this piece with several other antiquities at auction at Cathedral Galleries in New York in the early 1970s, prior to that, unknown
> According to a label from the 1970's purchase, piece is Peruvian and carved from wood
> Piece is clearly an antiquity, but age is unknown
> Piece measures 20 inches tall, including the 3 inch tall base
> Base is made of fine dark wood in a rectangular block 3 x 6 x 9 inches
> Piece may have been painted at some point, as there are remnants of lighter areas on the boy's face, arms and chest
> The piece was clearly professionally mounted after it was recovered, as the wood base is in excellent, mint condition in contrast to the sculpture itself
> Figure has only upper portions of the arms and legs
> Figure is dressed in a one-shouldered, belted garment
> Surface of the piece is uneven all over
> Weight is 67.4 ounces
> Piece will be carefully packaged for safe shipping
CONDITION: Piece is very old, but is intact with no broken segments. Only faint traces of the original paint remain. Lower arms and legs are missing. Professional mounting on the wood block base feels strong and secure.
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