In the field of Hispanic-Philippine ivory carving, among the most cultivated iconographies that underwent significant development are those that represented Christ at the time of his crucifixion, with countless examples preserved in both the Iberian peninsula and New Spain, and the mainland.
Crucificado (1690/1750) by Talleres hispanos-filipinosAmparo Museum
Bulging sculptures estofadas (gilded) with polished incarnation that show a pair of angels in veneration or worshiping God. Each angel is wearing a double sided gown (white and blue) with adornments and golden edges, and the sleeves rolled up to the elbow. It has two openings at the height of the thigh that reveal both legs and show a profuse golden decoration with phytomorphic elements, lines, points and rockeries.
Ángeles adoradores (1750/1800) by AnónimoAmparo Museum
These types of medium-sized works came from trade with the Orient. In the field of Hispanic-Philippine ivory carving, among the most cultivated iconographies that underwent significant development are those that represented Christ at the time of his crucifixion, with countless examples.
Escultura Crucificado (1680/1730) by Talleres Hispano-FilipinosAmparo Museum
Esta extraña cómoda, por el uso de dos cajones superiores con decoración de tarjas fitomorfas informadas en el manierismo, y puertas entableradas en la parte baja del mueble, es una obra neocolonial, posiblemente hecha en los años cuarenta del siglo XX en México.
Cómoda (1940) by AnónimoAmparo Museum
This anonymous work represents the moment that Christ lay dead in his mother's lap, just before being buried, as she weeps inconsolably. Amparo Museum's version, Mary is accompanied by three angels, also visibly affected by the event, a theme that has been narrated by some mystical texts that refer to Mary as Queen of the Angels, who join her in the pain of the passion of her Son.
Lamentación (1600/1700) by AnónimoAmparo Museum
The mancerina consisted of a central or circular well in the center where the gourd bowl, small vessel, usually earthenware, that was used for drinking chocolate was placed and secured. This specific piece stands out for being made with Chinese porcelain.
Mancerina de porcelana (1600/1700) by Compañía de IndiasAmparo Museum