Late 19th or early 20th century Mexican tin retablo of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child in gilded frame. Refugium Peccatorum, Nuestra Senora del Refugio, (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), depicting crowned with halo Madonna and Christ Child enthroned above clouds. Tin has some slight paint loss commensurate with age. Gilded frame has some abrasions on upper left and lower right. The tin retablo (behind the altar) form developed as a folk art tradition and center of devotion when traditional places of worship were lacking in villages throughout Mexico and the new world. They were also painted as an offering to the church for display on the altar or above an entry. Painted almost solely by amateur artists, they are charming in their naivete and poignant in their reverence.
17.25″x13.25″x3′ Frame, 10″X14″ Image
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