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* Roberto de la Selva Wood Carving of Zeus, Signed/dated 1944

$150,000.00 Regular Price
$55,000.00Sale Price

Priced in Mexican Pesos. Roberto de la Selva, one of the most important sculptors in Mexico was actually from Nicaragua.  He moved to Mexico City in 1921 and befriended Diego Rivera and from there he began to excel. His works are in major museums of the world, most important are his bas relief panels in San Antonio, Texas.   This is carved in white mahogany and measures 24" tall (61cm), 8" wide and 12" deep.  It is signed and dated 1944. This is from the estate of his niece Flor de la Selva Baptista ( daughter of Roberto's brother Rogerio) .  She was an eccentric doctor in Guadalajara who inherited this from her parents. At some point while in her possession she removed the horns of Zeus because she saw them as diabolic.. interesting and sad. They could be replaced, one of my photos shows the spot where they came out of the cranium ( I don't think they were carved from the same block, but added as a 3 dimensional feature.  Otherwise in perfect condition with a wonderfull patina to the wood. 

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     Free delivery around the Lake Chapala area for purchases of $4000 pesos. We accept returns up to 7 days after the sale unless the items are sale priced, sorry, no returns on sale items. We previously delivered to Guadalajara for free but we no longer offer that service. 

    Entrega gratis en toda la zona del Lago de Chapala por compras de $4000 pesos. Aceptamos devoluciones hasta 7 días después de la venta a menos que los artículos tengan un precio de oferta, lo sentimos, no se aceptan devoluciones de artículos en oferta. Anteriormente hacíamos envíos gratis a Guadalajara pero ya no ofrecemos ese servicio.



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