this is manila


A selection of Catholic religious images in ivory, of Philippine and Goan provenance. From top to bottom: a Santo Cristo, the Immaculate Conception, the Virgin suckling the Christ Child, Saint Vincent Ferrer, and Saint Joseph. The statues of the Immaculate Conception and the Virgin and Child are from Goa, while the rest are from the Philippines.

Statues such as these were immensely prized and were among the most coveted treasures that sailed onto the New World, and then to Europe, aboard the Manila - Acapulco galleon. (Pictures found online)