Replica Ex-voto

Mexico

2004

Painted tin

8 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches

Dominga Suarez, very frightened, beseeched St. Nicholas when she saw a storm approaching and they were far from the port of Vera Cruz. Since they arrived safely at their destination, she placed this retablo, giving unending thanks to St. Nicholas for such a great benefit. 18 July 1928

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