San Miguel Pocket Saint

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Description

This wooden pocket-sized retablo by Lynn Garlick features San Miguel patron Saint of Soldiers, Policemen, Children, Bankers, the Dying, Grocers, and Radiologists; Invoked against Perils at Sea. Displayed in homes to honor the saint or given as gifts of fortune and inspiration, retablos reflect a beloved historical tradition and cultural artistry. This retablo features San Miguel along with his name and corresponding spiritual attributes. 

  • 1.5 in.
  • Decoupage on laser-cut Baltic Birch

The retablo, or ʻboard behind the altarʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings.

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Item Number: 23187