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Skeleton Eating Watermelon Day of the Dead Retablo

This Peruvian Day of the Dead retablo with a skeleton woman eating watermelon  is painted plaster sculpture in a box    This beautiful woman is finely dressed with an elaborate hat.  

  • Handmade in Peru
  • Plaster figures in a wooden box
  • Signed by artist Alcidez Quispe
  • Box measures 4 1/2" w X 6" t x 2" w

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. 




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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. 

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