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Saint Ginés de la Jara:Hand
Saint Ginés de la Jara:Hand
The hand is carved separately and attached on a dowel inside the figure's sleeve. The artist conveyed a sense of realism by delineating tendons and veins, which are then brought out by the paint applied on top of the gesso, or plaster, surface.


Luisa Roldán
Spanish, about 1692
Polychromed wood (pine and cedar) with glass eyes
5 ft. 9 1/4 in. x 3 ft. 3/16 in. x 2 ft. 5 1/8 in.
85.SD.161