Santo

S. Nicolas

Latin America

Late 18th Century

Papier mâché & gesso or plaster

12 x 9 inches

An old folk santo group showing S. Nicolas with the three children coming out of the tub and, from another legend, the boy who would have had a golden cup.

The figures are from Latin America, most likely Mexico.

The paint is from several different eras and the base was probably added in the late 19th century.