The wonderful hand carved and painted wood angel is recognizable as Nahua folk art from Guerrero, Mexico. Called "cachetones," these angels come in many forms--like this one in a standing sculpture form, but also sometimes the head with wings. This angel is made of carved wood, and it has been painted with gesso and thick acrylic paints in bright colors. Like much of the folk art of this form, the pieces are crudely painted, in contrast to the "fine art" angels that came with the Spanish to Mexico when it was colonized. And in this way the angels are sometimes depicted in almost silly ways, like in this case with a thick unibrow (perhaps the artist loved Frida!) and something in the angel's arms that resembles...well...a potato! I love that about these pieces, that the commentary regarding being subjected to a new religion resulted in such rich artistic expression. Perhaps the artist wanted to say something about the blessing of good food? Or maybe that's not a potato but rather a blobbish baby. No matter, it is a delightful piece, wholly unique, and you will be sure to never find another one exactly like this again.
Measures about 13-5/8" tall by 11-1/2" wide from wing tip to wing tip and weighs just over a pound. There are some wear spots, specifically at the tips of the wings and other edges, such as the feet. Someone put white wire for hanging.
Absolutely charming piece of religious folk art, for the lover of angels and Mexico.
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