Click an Image to Enlarge This is a unique, MAGNIFICENT cedar wood retablo made by the arequipeno artist Domingo Castelo. A recent arrival, this a ONE OF A KIND art piece, made in Arequipa/Peru. A unique religious oil painting is presented in this remarkable wooden altarpiece. Please, take a close look at the incredible details and painted decorations, they are truly outstanding. This unusual oil painting depicts the Madonna holding the divine Child. In the old days, the imagery artisans made the retablos portraying different themes such as the native customs and scenes of everyday life. The retablos were also important as a way or preaching the Catholic Doctrine. These little boxes were portable shrines depicting different religious motifs such as The Holy Family, Madonnas, Child Jesus and different biblical scenes. In the beginning they were built of alabaster, fine stone, gold, but afterwards simpler materials were used such as clay, maguey, leather, tin, carved wood and gesso. They had very different sizes, the smallest ones could be held on the palm of the hand and the biggest ones could have a three story height. Using ancestral techniques and capturing the essence of the antique retablos, Domingo Castelo, an sculptor and antiques restorer from Arequipa, has created an incredible variety of retablos with unique and exclusive details. Each of his masterpieces is a one of a kind creation completely hand painted on wood, copper, or canvas. These retablos are internationally famous, part of private collections and owned by peruvian art lovers. Don't miss this chance to get a great piece of colonial art at an unbeatable price and get it now ! Size: Retablo: 5.5"H x 4"W ~ Painting: 3.5"H x 3"W Approx. Weight: 0.14 lb. Materials: Handcarved Cedar Wood Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 Item Code: 71-100-03437 Shipping within the continental US is $7.99. Shipping to Canada is $9.99. Shipping to Australia is $14.99. Rest of the world shipping is $13.99. We ship domestically and internationally, via USPS and FedEx. Your item will be shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment. Shipping methods: Domestic packages under 4 pounds and PO Boxes: USPS Priority Mail. Domestic packages over 4 pounds: FedEx Ground. International packages under 4 pounds: USPS First Class International. International packages over 4 pounds: USPS Priority Mail International. Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee. Please contact us for details. We offer combined shipping. You can save up to 50% on shipping when you buy multiple items. We accept PayPal and credit cards. Payment is due within 7 days of purchase. Sales Tax: Florida residents, add 7.00%. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! If you are not happy with the item for any reason you can return it within 15 days for a full refund of your money (less shipping). Item must be returned with original tags and in perfect condition within 15 days from the end of the auction. Return the item to our mailing address with a note including the auction number and the reason for the return. Please do not remove the internal code/bar code of the item. We've been buying and selling on eBay since 2000, and have an outstanding feedback record. We've come a long way since we proudly sold our first alpaca bear from our shop located in Peru. Today, we have a broader item inventory, better prices, and most importantly, a warehouse up and running in Florida so that we are able to ship locally to our U.S. customers. We continuously strive to provide better service through innovation and make our best effort to offer the most attractive peruvian products at affordable prices. Thank you for your support and for visiting our auctions! Unique template design, marketing, and strategy consulting from As Was
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