This Peruvian Day of the Dead Skeleton Couple retablo is painted plaster sculpture in a box The scene depicts a Peruvian festival with this skeleton couple enjoying a dance.
Handmade in Peru
Plaster figures in a wooden box
Signed by artist Alcidez Quispe
Measures 5 1/2" X 3 3/4"
Retablos are true Peruvian folk art. They originally depicted carved and painted sculptures of religious figures and were displayed in rural churches as alters. Today the boxes take the form of three dimensional scenes of daily life in Peru such as markets, shops, harvests, weddings and other ceremonies.