Resurrected ChristOaxaca, Mexico
Resurrected christ (raised right hand, loincloth, vexillum, no blood)
Hollow construction; white and gold polychrome loincloth beneath white polyester apron; carved hair, painted eyes, closed mouth; 4'.
The body is of a workingman with powerful legs and a wiry torso. The expression is haughty, the eyes slanted, almost East Asian. The white loincloth is decorated with wide checkerboards of golden crosses within golden borders, broken by vertical bands of feathery arabesques.
The flesh and hair have been repainted, leaving little gloss, especially on the face. The musculature is remarkably detailed and lifelike, perhaps facilitated by the use of corn or cane paste in construction. The vexillum is tied to the left hand. Crudely repaired left index finger. The three-flame halo is missing the center flame.