This colorful 19th century Mexican Folk retablo represents 'La Cruz de Animas', or 'The Cross of Souls'. Layered with symbolic and allegorical imagery, the Cross of Souls represents Christ on the cross, flanked by the sun and moon and surmounted by the Eternal Father above. Along the bottom eight anima sola (lonesome departed ancestral souls) plead for salvation while awaiting judgement in the flames of purgatory. The inscription along the lower edge reads as follows:
Un Sufragio por las Almas benditas del purgatorio a 10 de Agosto del Ano de 1907
Dimensions: 14 inches vertical x 10 inches horizontal.
Condition: in overall excellent, original condition.
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