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19th C. Mexican Ex Voto - Prison Scene, ex-Historia

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Latin American, Mexico, ca. 1900 CE. An antique Mexican ex-voto with an intriguing narrative and composition, depicting a prison barracks the entrance guarded by an armed officer with two other officers marching inside the building marked "CUARTEL" (barracks). The streets and buildings are depicted in three point linear perspective; note how the building furthest in the background presents as jutting forward into space. Above and to the left floats a vision of the Holy Virgin of San Juan to whom this ex-voto is dedicated. The text below generally translates, "Francisco Belangues, having been incriminated, was put in a prison barracks where he prayed with all his heart to the Holy Virgin of San Juan for his freedom. This retablo is offered in gratitude for her promise on December 8, 1900." Size: 10" x 7-1/2" (25.4 cm x 19.1 cm).

Condition: Normal surface wear. Text is tricky to decipher but legible with effort.

Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA

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