Cruz de Animas 4

$95.00$135.00

  • Represents ‘La Cruz de Animas’
  • Layered with symbolic and allegorical imagery
  • 19th century Mexican Folk retablo
  • Available in Museum Quality Paper and Canvas
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Description

This colorful 19th century Mexican folk retablo represents ‘La Cruz de Animas’, or ‘The Cross of  Souls’. The Cross of Souls represents the Crucifixion of Christ together with a dozen ‘Anima Sola’ (departed ancestral / lonesome souls), all clustered together, awaiting judgement and pleading for salvation in the fiery flames of purgatory. In this example, the painter made extra effort to convey their dissatisfaction ­each and every lonesome soul with a frown, crossed arms and furrowed brow.

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