São João Baptista

About this object


Field collected in Portugal from the 'A Artes de Terra' showroom in Lisbon.

Physical description

Wooden figure carved and painted in a caricature-like depiction of John the Baptist. His skin is light pink. He has black hair and beard; red lips and nails and large circular eyes. He wears a brown robe with gold edge and black strap sandals. Carried over his back and shoulders is a white lamb. The figure stands on a green circular base with white writing: "São João Baptista"