Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles. Vintage Folk Art Peruvian Retablo Claudio Jimenez Lima Painted Plaster Sculpture. DESCRIPTION Vintage Peruvian folk art retablo of a veneration festival by artist of the Andes Claudio Jimenez. Hand made using a combination of gypsum and potato this original Peruvian retablo depicts either a festival venerating the Virgen de la Candelaria or celebrating a thanksgiving harvest, and reminiscing the loss of their Inti Raymi solstice festival following the Spanish Conquest. These altar pieces are made as teaching aids as well as documenting every day life in Peru. Claudio Jimenez Quispe is an internationally renowned maker of retablos. Originally from a famous family of retablo makers in Ayacucho, he now works in Lima. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he frequently demonstrates his exquisite technique, as at Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market. Other siblings of this famous retablista family are Nicario, Edilberto, Eleudora and Mabilon. Signed on back: Claudio Jimenez Lima Peru A beautiful colorful piece of indigenous folk art carving which would suit any folk art collection. This would be a great housewarming gift or the ideal addition to your home decor or South American collectibles. MEASUREMENTS Retablo measures 11.75″ wide by 10.25″ tall by 3.25 deep and weighs 4lb 3oz. CONDITION This retablo is in nice condition considering age. The contents are well structured and unbroken – please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description. Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead). Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. See our other items. The item “Vintage Folk Art Peruvian Retablo Claudio Jimenez Lima Painted Plaster Sculpture” is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Peru”. The seller is “pearsefee” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Peru
- Handmade: Yes