The Cross of Souls
This 19th century folk retablo from Mexico represents The Cross of Souls, a unique subject layered in allegory and symbolic iconography. The Cross of Souls reminds us to pray for our departed ancestral souls who may be invoked when a family member or loved one dies in sin. At the foot of the cross, ten anima sola, each identified by name) plead for salvation while awaiting judgement in the flames of purgatory. Queretaro. Circa 1880.
Dimensions: 14 inches vertical x 10 inches horizontal.
Condition notes: in good, original condition with minor paint loss.
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