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The 400 years of colonial domination by the Spaniards brought about the belief that Cebu's culture and its historic account started only when Magellan discovered Cebu in 1521.

Heirloom pieces preserved through the years are now in the SWU Collection.  Liturgical pieces reveal the deep religiosity of the Cebuanos the folksy interpretation of the Santos either done in Baroque style or in the primitive direction.

Doorway Entrance, Hispanic Period

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Eche Homo Paper Mache, circa 18th century, Argao, Cebu

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Virgin Mary, ivory

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Agustinian Gold and Silk vestment, chalices and cruets with wooden case, Argao, Cebu.

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Remullete, hand tooled flowers made of brass or silver hispanic craft.



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