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X74.1215 Retablo

 

Object Name: Retablo
Place of Origin: Mexico
Date: Early 20th century
Materials Used: Tin and paint
Dimensions: L: 23.0 cm, H: 28.0 cm (L: 9.1 in, H: 11.0 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. Leonard J. Field. X74.1215

This ex-voto relates the story of a man accused of ”making false statements in the company of others” who was rescued from the firing squad by the prayers of his wife and parents and the divine intervention of Jesus Christ. This retablo bears the following inscription:

”Milagro que iso el Sr del Ospital con Francisco Aguilera que avier cuandolo sacado de su casa para afuisilarle por crimenes falsos en union de otros que fueron asesinados en el quiosco de esta ciudad el Martes 2 de Julio de 1915 el logrado inivida no asiendome ver nada y los pedimentos de mis queridos padres mi aflejida Esposa que inbocaron con versa de Corazon me dando libre. Ollendo mis ruegos le de diea. Alanaca Ramires este Retablo.”

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