Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1324132 (stock #100435)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. A fine antique Mexican retablo depicting St. Francis of Paola. Icons like these were placed above household altars to venerate the saints (retablo literally means "behind the altar"). The retablo became wildly popular in the 19th century due to the introduction of tin as an affordable medium. This example is brilliantly painted to depict St. Francis of Paola, founder of the Minim friars and performer of great miracles. Here St...