Spanish Colonial Lge Gilt Carved Wood Panel  17thc

Spanish Colonial Lge Gilt Carved Wood Panel 17thc

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: South American: Pre 1700: Item # 1081143
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Rare 17thc carved gilt bas relief wall panel of St Peter --it was part of the decoration from Jesuit wood church in Greater Peru--now Bolivia-has custom tags from Bolivia on back-gilt is gold leaf-Jesuits were banned in area in early 18thc--these panels festooned the inside of churches-churches were almost always wood-wear to surface, but piece appears complete.49.5 high by 22.5 inches wide--relief comes out 4.5 inches-- St Peter carries the keys to the heavenly kingdom--one of kind-museum quality