Mexican Porta Paz
Spanish Colonial, Mexico
oil on copper, wood, nacar, gold leaf, silver, tortoise shell
7 x 5.25 in (17.8 x 13.33 cm)
Inventory # 10260
A fabulous little gem of Colonial art. This painting of the Virgin de Soledad surrounded by angels, cherubim , San Francisco de Paul andd symbols of the passion is a little jewel painted on copper. Fitted into a very lovely wood and silver studded and nacar encrusted frame it was made inot a "Porta Paz" - likely for a home altar. The back is of sgraffito work on tortoise shell. Lovely and unique!