Philippine Religious Carvings In Ivory
Philippine Religious Carvings in Ivory by Esperanza B. Gatbonton narrates the history of the ivory trade which flourished in the Philippines from the 16th to the 19th century when Dutch and Portuguese traders brought in uncarved ivory from Mozambique, East Africa and India to the country. The book studies the earliest prototypes of religious ivory images, including the celebrated La Naval or the Santisimo Rosario carved in 1593 by a Chinese artisan in the Philippines, and the iconographic conventions that developed in later Philippine religious sculpture.
Intramuros Administration, Philippines
Softcover / 10 x 7 inches / 78 inches / Color, BW