Ex Voto with the Virgin Mary Devotee Petitioning to Heal a Sick Child, Mexico


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  • Ex Voto with the Virgin Mary Devotee Petitioning to Heal a Sick Child, Mexico
  • Mexican Ex Voto Paintings oil paintings were executed by multiple Mexican Artists between 1800 and 1940, which were used by many Devout Religious Followers to petition Christ and the Virgin Mary for Healing Miracles, or to express Gratitude for Acts of Divine Mercy.
  • In rural areas of Mexico, Ex Votos were commissioned paintings on a small scale and were most often created with oil paint on zinc roofing tin.
  • Each Ex Voto depicted a castotrphic or traumatic Event in the Follower's or the Follower's Family Life, as well as the Saint to whom the vow was made and who assisted in granting the Miracle.
  • Dimensions: approx 7" x 5"
  • Date unknown but most likely Late 19th Century to Early 20th Century at least.
  • The Prayer, Name of the Devotee and a Recollection of the Event were not written on the face of the Ex Voto, but the style and High Artistry exhibited by the Painter would indicate Late 19th Century.
  • Condition: the Panel of the Ex Voto is in excellent condition. The back of the Ex Voto is slightly rusted but not bleeded to the front. Colors remain bright and powerful with very little paint loss.
  •  Origin is Mexico