Price: $ 1,800.00
This colorfuil 19th century Mexican folk retablo represents the 'Santo Nino de colorful'. El Nino de Atocha, one of the most popular subjects in retablo art, is the patron saint for freeing prisoners, also known to perform miracles for travelers and those in danger. This popular image originated in Spain after the Moors invaded the town of Atocha. According to popular legend, there was a prison filled with Christians who lacked basic necessities including food and water. Only missionary children were allowed to visit and one day after family members prayed a child carrying a basket, a staff and a gourd of water, came dressed as a pilgrim. After he served everyone in the prison both his basket and gourd were still full -- a sign that the miraculous visitation was none other than the Infant Jesus.
Displayed in a hand painted wooden frame.
Dimensions: retablo measures 20 inches x 14 inches. Frame measures 26 inches x 19 inches.
Condition: peripheral paint loss from devotional candle burns.
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