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petitpoulailler: Virgin of Pomata with St. Nicholas Tolentino and St. Rose of Lima, Cuzco, Peru ~ oil on canvas, 26 x 21 in.

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Journeys to New Worlds: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection - Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 2013

Anonymous, Spanish Colonial School (18th Century) | Lot | Sotheby's

Anonymous, Spanish Colonial School (18th Century) | Lot | Sotheby's

Escola cusquenha (século XVIII) Cristo de Saia. Acervo do Palácio Boa Vista.

Escola cusquenha (século XVIII) Cristo de Saia. Acervo do Palácio Boa Vista.

These pieces are called "Vierge Ouvrante," which roughly translates to "The Opening Virgin."  They are also known as "Madonna Shrines."  They were popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.The idea behind these is wonderful.  "God" - the Eternal - is within each of us, but is only known through Her as She carries the Fount of Life.  The mystical symbolism and meaning of these pieces of art are amazing.

These pieces are called "Vierge Ouvrante," which roughly translates to "The Opening Virgin." They are also known as "Madonna Shrines.The idea behind these is wonderful. "God" - the Eternal - is within

Maria Santissima di Constantinopoli: The miraculous icon of Our Lady of Constantinople

Maria Santissima di Constantinopoli The miraculous icon of Our Lady of Constantinople, the patroness of the Italian city and province of Bari. According to legend the image was painted by St Luke and was kept in a church in Constantinople until

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The gallery is internationally known for its extensive historic collections of Spanish Colonial Viceregal devotional art, Colonial silver as well as Russian icons, Pre-Columbian vessels and other significant works.

The Virgin of the Rocks Da Vinci

Da Vinci Self Portrait 'Damaged Beyond Repair'

Saint Michael Retablo by Hessee, via Flickr

Saint Michael Retablo A Century Mexican Retablo of Saint Michael by an unknown artist. This is an older retablo on heavy gauge tin. The suit of amor is unusual and the demon is great.

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