X90.593 Retablo

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Retablo
Mexico
Late 19th-early 20th century
Tin and paint
H: 35.0 cm, W: 24.5 cm (H: 13.8 in, W: 9.6 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Donald B. and Dorothy M. Cordry. X90.593

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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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