Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo

 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo

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 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo
 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo
 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo
 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo
 Mexican San Miguel the Archangel Tin Retablo

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A fine mid-19th century Mexican tin retablo depicting San Miguel (Michael) the Archangel. He is shown in his usual pose, standing atop a vanquished demon as described in the Biblical Book of Revelation. As weigher of men's souls, he holds the scales of justice in one hand and a flaming sword in the other. He wears armor of blue decorated with golden stars. As a symbol of young soldiers, Miguel is always depicted as a beautiful young man, and the facial features of this Michael are particularly exquisite. The colors in the retablo are very strong. Depictions of Michael are thought to constitute less than 1% of all retablos.

Origin: Mexico, ca. 1850. Condition: very good; scattered surface losses, predominantly in the area of the torso, but the face is nearly untouched. Dimensions: 10 x 14 in.

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  • Reference #
  • 1236050
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Ca. 1850
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