Ex-voto

Tlaxcala, Mexico

1904

Painted tin

12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches

Mrs. Juanita Tiomitzi gives infinite thanksgiving to San Nicolas for the miraculous cure of her son's leg which was injured when a [chiquihuite] full of tortillas fell damaging his leg and causing much pain.

Tlaxcala, 1904

Ex-votos are objects or paintings left in gratitude, particularly for healing or blessing. In Mexico they tell the story of the blessing.