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Early 20th Century Mexican Retablo, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego

Early 20th Century Mexican Retablo, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego

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Early 20th Century Retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Four Miracles of Juan Diego.

Hand painted on metal, the piece tells the story of the Virgin Mary appearing to Juan Diego in 1531. Through these visions and subsequent events Juan Diego was later canonized becoming the saint of Indigenous people leading to what we now know as missionary work… Pope Jon Paul II refers to this as the Guadalupe Event.

This piece is truly fantastic. I acquired it at the estate of two highly regarded college professors who, after retirement in the 1990s, turned their love for collecting into a prosperous antique business selling in Round Top as well as across the South.
As you can imagine, their estate was unbelievable…it had the most extensive Majolica collection I’ve ever seen. They were avid book collectors, orchid enthusiasts, and custom framers who expertly framed botanicals and birds from antique books and magazines.

It measures approximately 14” long x 10” wide. As you can see in the pictures, there is wear to the finish but I think that’s part of the charm. 

$227 INCLUDES INSURED SHIPPING in the continental US. 

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 The rest of the story:

“Our Lady of Guadalupe is the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a series of five Marian apparitions in December 1531 and a venerated image on a cloak enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  San Juan Diego, a native of Mexico and the first Catholic indigenous saint from the Americas, was granted four apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac. The Basilica at the foot of Tepeyac, has the cloak of San Juan Diego on which an image of the Virgin was impressed, and which carried Castilian roses, each event a miraculous pledge of the authenticity of the apparitions. (The "Guadalupe Event"). St. John Paul II referred to the Guadalupe Event as "a model of evangelization perfectly inculturated.”



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