|THE MYSTERY PICTURE OF STA, SALOME, ca. 1920s.|
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
|RETABLO MAYOR OF TANAY CHURCH|
|2. Jesus accepts his cross|
|4. Jesus meets his mother, Mary|
|6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus|7. Jesus falls for the second time Note Caiaphas, holding a pince-nez with dark lenses.
|9. Jesus falls for the third time|
|11. Jesus is nailed to the cross|
|14. Jesus is placed in the tomb|
Note the Caucasian features of the characters. This
indicates that a different carver made the last 2 stations.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
But I certainly have seen a lot, and this article is all about that—the things my eyes have seen through all these years—beautiful santos, ugly santos, folk santos, elaborate tableaus. Then there are the antique shop pieces that I could not afford, pictures of ivories e-mailed to me for my consideration, heirlooms for sale by families, tabletop images peddled by middlemen. And what about those santos that got away? I have since retired from santo collecting, but whenever I see these pictures, I still get a tinge of regret, leading me to ask myself—now, why didn’t I get that? I don’t even know what happened to these santos—most of them, I presumed must have been sold, re-sold or in still on somebody’s shelves, as these were taken many years ago.