Painted wood retablo, 'Cross of Lamentation' - Hand Made Religious Wood Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art Curate

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Cross of Lamentation Hand Made Religious Wood Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art

After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one... more

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After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one of the most important Christian symbols. Alejandro Chávez shows an empty cross, graced with a portrait of Jesus. Ladders reach to beams where ofrendas (offerings) have been placed. Figures in traditional Andean dress kneel below the cross, their eyes lifted in devout prayer. Known as a retablo, this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand; the retablo receives an antique finish.

  • 0.43 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 23.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 9.25" H x 5.5" W x 3.3" D

  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes

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04/08/2017

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"Beautiful work"

Just beautiful.

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"A beautiful work of art!"

I received this packaged in a very secure manner. When I opened the package, I was surprised the Retablo was wrapped in a very nice paper in an inner package. The bow that was wrapped around the package had a small handmade figure of an Andean. A nice card signed by the artist (?) was included. The Retablo itself is a very magnificent work of art. The details are just amazing. I can't think of enough words to describe how great this is. It will be placed in a prominent place in my house. Thank you.

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Alejandro Chavez

Meet the Artist
Alejandro Chavez

Traditional Andean retablos

Andes
33 artist reviews

33 Testimonials for Alejandro Chavez

I have ordered several items from this artist; his retablos are out of this world beautiful!

Joan

Dear Alejandro Chavez, I look look look at my nativity scene. It is magical with the night sky and stars and all of the Christmas mystery wrapped in the dark blue box. I feel like a child when I enter it. Thank you so much, Joan winchell

Michele

Maryland United States

 
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