Replica Ex-voto

Mexico

2004

Painted tin

11 x 7 1/2 inches

Joaquina Ortiz places this retablo in gratitude to St. Nicholas because her husband, Panfilo Reyes, came back from the United States, where he had lost himself. 1940

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