Saint Martin de Porres

Handmade Wood Retablo Sculpture

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SKU: 203941
Alejandro Chávez depicts Saint Martín de Porres, a Dominican brother born in Lima in 1579. Trained in the medical arts, Martin worked in the convent infirmary but also showed great compassion to the sick outside the convent. Chávez crafts the wooden box to house this retablo, or diorama, and paints it in bright colors. The figures are carefully modeled from ceramic plaster and painted by hand.
  • Plywood and ceramic
  • 1.50 lbs
  • 9.8 inches H x 5.5 inches W x 3.3 inches D
  • Made in Peru

1 Review

  • 5
    Both bright and rustic

    Posted by Susan on Jan 2nd 2017

    This retablo is a lovely expression of St. Martin's spirituality. It has a very rustic feel even though it has bright colors. I love the little dog and cat at his feet.