Hand Made Religious Wood Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art 'Cross of Lamentation'

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After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one of the most important Christian symbols. Alejandro Ch√°vez shows an empty cross, graced with a portrait of Jesus. Ladders reach to beams where ofrendas (offerings) have been placed. Figures in traditional Andean dress kneel below the cross, their eyes lifted in devout prayer. Known as a retablo, this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Ch√°vez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand; the retablo receives an antique finish.
  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Signed by the artist
  • 0.43 kgs
  • 23.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 8.5 cm D