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17th century Hispano Filipino sculpture of the dying Christ offered at Anteo Subastas in San Sebastián in Spain.

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Made of ivory whose patina has mellowed to a tea colour and measuring 2ft 8in x 2ft 7in (82 x 80cm), it is of a size and quality that is seldom seen at auction.

Christ is shown with his head raised and inclined slightly to one side, with a wavy moustache reflecting the influence of the Chinese.

His eyes, framed by thick eyelids, look up to the sky, while the fingers of his outstretched hands form the sign of a blessing. His arms are marked with veins, and polychrome drops of blood are shown on his legs.

The sculpture carries an estimate of €12,000.

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