19th Century Seven Sorrows Mexican Retablo

19th Century Seven Sorrows Mexican Retablo
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Price: $295.00

Description

Description: We offer a fine late 19th c. Mexican retablo painting of the Seven Sorrows on tin. It is unmounted/unframed and measures 13 ¼” x 9”. The Virgin Mary is depicted with clasped hands surrounded by symbolic Catholic imagery, including: the Veil of Veronica pinned to a column, three nails in the crown of thorns, and three angels. Mary’s heart is pierced by a single sword. Painted with soft, expressive shading; this is an excellent example of Mexican folk art and the untrained inventiveness of an anonymous artist. Item #FA00181.

Condition: The piece is in good condition with light surface scratches and tack holes at the margins, as is common for period retabolos. It has been pierced through near Mary’s painted jewelry six times, likely from the original owner's adornments.