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X91.4615 Retablo

 

Object Name: Retablo
Place of Origin: Mexico
Date: Late 19th-early 20th century
Materials Used: Tin and paint
Dimensions: H: 36.0 cm, W: 25.5 cm (H: 14.2 in, W: 10.0 in)
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X91.4615

The patron saint of Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe, is one of the most popular subjects of retablos. This painting recounts the story of her miraculous appearance to a converted Indian named Juan Diego on Tepeyac, the former site of a temple dedicated to the Aztec mother goddess Tonatzin.

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

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