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Framed 19th C. Mexican Retablo - El Nino de Atocha

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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A finely painted retablo on heavy gauge tin depicting the Christ Child as El Nino de Atocha. The tradition of the child may be traced back to Atocha, a suburb of Madrid, following the Moors' invasion, where pious prisoners were said to have been visited and nourished by a young boy dressed as a wandering pilgrim. Because of the miraculous nature of the child's appearance and bountiful offerings, it is accepted that he was a manifestation of the Child Jesus. He is shown in his traditional capelet and brimmed hat, with a traveler's staff in his left hand and a basket of bread in his right. He is seated in an elaborate chair flanked by vases of roses. Size: Retablo itself measures 14” x 9-1/2” (35.6 x 24.1 cm); framed 16-1/8" x 11-3/4" (41 x 29.8 cm).

Condition: Retablo and frame intact with minor surface wear as shown.

Provenance: Ex-private T. Jones collection, New York, NY

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