X91.4615 Retablo

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Retablo
Mexico
Late 19th-early 20th century
Tin and paint
H: 36.0 cm, W: 25.5 cm (H: 14.2 in, W: 10.0 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X91.4615

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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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