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Artist Ovalle
Title Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Señora del Rosario)
Date c. 1850
Medium oil on copper
Place of Origin Mexico
Culture Mexican
Catalog Number 1967.23
Collection Retablo or Ex Voto Collection
Object Name Painting
Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Lockett
Didactic Information In this rendering of the Virgin Mary, she is floating in clouds, surrounded by cherubim, and elevated above Saints Dominic and Francis. Holding the Christ child, she extends a rosary to Saint Dominic and the knotted cord of the Franciscan habit to Saint Francis. A 15th century legend attributes the invention of the rosary, a string of beads used as a mnemonic device for saying prayers, to Saint Dominic. Both saints are dressed in the robes of their orders.