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Colonial Spanish Retablo Tin Art Ex Voto Religious Inspiration
Late 18th century retablo, ex voto, is dated 1892, in primary,pastel colors. painted on a primitive tin plate. Retablo, Laminas known in Mexico, as a small painting on Tin, zinc, copper or wood. The Arts represents multiplicity of Catholic saints. Dating to after the Spanish conquest, used in home alters and churches. A devotional icons for protection against plagues, fires, temptations. This art framed in Dallas, Texas art gallery, stamp mark reverse, primitive taping on thick paper surrounds green velvet. lightly 2" depth wood frame in gilt, 13.5" height, 21" width. Tin 7" x 10",aged, minor loss of paint.