This colorful 19th century Mexican folk retablo represents 'La Cruz de Animas', or 'The Cross of Souls'. Layered with symbolic and allegorical iconography, the 'Cross of Souls' represents The Crucifixion surrounded by the symbols of the passion, the sun and moon and God The Father above. At the foot of the cross, 'las animas' (lonesome departed ancestral souls) plead for salvation while awaiting judgement in the flames of purgatory.
Dimensions: 8 inches vertical x 6 inches horizontal.
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