Ex-voto

Mexico

1941

Painted tin

9 5/8 x 8 inches

Miraculous San Nicolas de Bari: My children and I thank to you for giving our family the little dog which arrived on the eve of the twenty-fourth of December. It has made us very happy.

Brcadio Rosas 1941

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