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X90.593 Retablo

 

Object Name: Retablo
Place of Origin: Mexico
Date: Late 19th-early 20th century
Materials Used: Tin and paint
Dimensions: H: 35.0 cm, W: 24.5 cm (H: 13.8 in, W: 9.6 in)
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Donald B. and Dorothy M. Cordry. X90.593

This Mexican painting depicts the all-powerful hand of Christ (Mano Poderosa) with fingers outstretched. While the wound references the crucifixion, the figures at the top of the fingers represent Joseph, the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and Saint Anne. Such images are approached for their protection and blessings.

Source: Exhibition Wall Text: Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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