Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
ca. 1820
14.25" x 8.5" x 0.5"
Retablos, wood, gesso, pigment
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the foremost of several Mexican shrine images also venerated in New Mexico. She appeared to the Mexican Indian peasant Juan Diego in 1531 and her image was miraculously imprinted upon his cloak, a latter day example of an image "made without hands". She wears a red gown, star strewn blue cloak and is surrounded by a nimbus of flames. At her feet are a cherub and the crescent moon.