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Skeleton Mermaid Day of the Dead Retablo

Wood Retablo with Skeleton Mermaids by Alcidez Quispe. Each is unique and will vary in skeleton, tails, actions, and colors.

  • 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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Joanna Clark (Gainesville, US)
Day of the dead retablo

I am very happy with this retablo because it is out of the ordinary. I’ve never seen one with mermaids, and I like all the little seaside details too.



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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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