Our Lady of Refuge of Sinners
Retablo
Oil on tin
13-1/2 x 10"
Mexico
19th Century

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Description

This captivating 19th-century Mexican retablo is an impressive example of devotional folk art, offering a glimpse into the rich artistic and religious traditions of Mexico. Painted directly onto a zinc sheet, the artwork features the revered image of Our Lady of Refuge of Sinners, known for offering compassion and hope to those seeking forgiveness and redemption.

Crafted with meticulous detail, the retablo showcases the skilled hand of the anonymous artist. Delicate brushstrokes bring the Virgin Mary to life, adorned with vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Small metallic accents, meticulously placed on the tin surface, add depth and texture to her garments and jewelry, highlighting the devotion and skill of the artist.

Mounted on a simple yet elegant gilded wood frame, this retablo is ready to adorn any wall, infusing your home with a touch of cultural richness and spiritual significance.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this piece holds historical value. Retablos, meaning "small altars," served as devotional objects in Mexican homes and churches for centuries. They offered solace, hope, and a direct connection with the divine for the faithful. Owning this retablo allows you to connect with this historical legacy and celebrate the enduring power of faith and artistic expression.

But who is Our Lady of Refuge of Sinners, and why is she so significant?

This venerated figure, also known as the Virgin of Refuge or Lady of Motherly Refuge, represents a powerful symbol of divine mercy and forgiveness. According to legend, she appeared to a repentant sinner, offering solace and guidance on the path to redemption. Her image became a beacon of hope for those seeking forgiveness and a second chance, regardless of their transgressions.

Celebrated on July 4th, her feast day is marked by processions, prayers, and offerings, reflecting the deep devotion she inspires. In religious iconography, she is often depicted holding the Christ Child, symbolizing the promise of salvation and new beginnings.

Acquiring this artwork is possessing a fragment of cultural heritage and a symbol of hope. It serves as a reminder of the universal yearning for forgiveness and the transformative power of faith. Whether you're a collector of Mexican art, a devotee of Our Lady of Refuge, or simply appreciate the beauty of art, this unique piece is sure to hold a special place in your collection.

Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of history and bring the spiritual beauty of Mexican sacred art into your home.

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Details

Material/Technique:
Oil on tin
Size:
13-1/2 x 10"
Frame:
17 x 13-1/2 x 1-1/2"
Date/Period:
19th Century

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