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Heart Healthy

Mater Dolorosa

19th Century

Ivory head and hands

New glass eyes and fiber wig

Restoration by Dr. Raffy Lopez

Ivory polychromy by Rafael del Casal

Provenance: Gift of Antonio Martino to my father, Dr. Porfirio J. Callo


The "frontal" is goldwork embroidery done in the old "banig" style.

The cape is "antique purple" velvet the color of mourning in old style Philippine santos. The cape is edged in French 19th century gold metallic 'torchon" lace.

The metal work heart pierced by a dagger is original to the image.

The rostrillo (facial aureola) is 19th century 14K goldwork from Unang Panahon Antiques.


Photo courtesy of Ric Rivera (Abadhero08)

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Taken on June 14, 2012