Ex-voto

Mexico

1949

Painted tin

10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Will be eternally grateful for this miracle realized by St Nicolas de Bari—because the guard at the bank came outside and put a pile of money into my hands

Beto Beltran, Mexico 1949

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