Ex-voto

Puebla, Mexico

1940

Painted tin

10 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches

San Nicolas de Bari, in this time of the Holy Kings, I had not been able to sell any of my toys throughout all of the year, then I have sold everything in a single night, what a miracle this is

Casimiro Martinez Ortega, Puebla 1940

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