Virgin of Guadalupe Ornament

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A resin ornament based on a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This ornament forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The statue is handcrafted in Mexico and is painted in vibrant colours which represent the sky and the earth. The figure of Mary is dressed in a long mantle, standing on a crescent moon being supported by a cherub. The golden rays of a mandorla emanate from behind her, and her head is bowed as if in prayer.

The Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared in Tepeyac, now Mexico City, in 1531 when she visited a peasant named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church there. When proof of her identity was demanded by the bishop of Mexico City, the Virgin caused flowers to bloom out of season, and imprinted her image on Diego’s cloak. The church, now known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was built to house the cloak, and is now one of the most visited Catholic sites in the world.  

A stunning home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN538460
  • Product Weight: 0.10Kg
  • Dimensions: H17 x W3 x L7.5cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

A resin ornament based on a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This ornament forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The statue is handcrafted in Mexico and is painted in vibrant colours which represent the sky and the earth. The figure of Mary is dressed in a long mantle, standing on a crescent moon being supported by a cherub. The golden rays of a mandorla emanate from behind her, and her head is bowed as if in prayer.

The Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared in Tepeyac, now Mexico City, in 1531 when she visited a peasant named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church there. When proof of her identity was demanded by the bishop of Mexico City, the Virgin caused flowers to bloom out of season, and imprinted her image on Diego’s cloak. The church, now known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was built to house the cloak, and is now one of the most visited Catholic sites in the world.  

A stunning home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN538460
  • Product Weight: 0.10Kg
  • Dimensions: H17 x W3 x L7.5cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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