This 19th century retablo represents one of the most obscure subjects in retablo art, "Our Lady of Ocotlan." As the story goes, in the year of 1541, a young man named Juan Diego Bernardino was climbing through the forest onto a hill above the town of Tlaxcala. High upon the hill Mary called to him. He explained to her that the people of his town had been afflicted by a terrible plague. Our Lady asked him to follow her to a place where he could drink from a sacred river and be cured. After filling his container, Juan Diego soon returned to his village with water and everyone who drank the miraculous water was cured.
Dimensions: 14 inches x 10 inches.
In overall excellent, original condition.