Ex-voto from the El Remei Hermitage

Ex-voto El Remei Hermitage

[The Virgin Mary with Christ Child, Saint James and Saint Francis of Paola], unknown, late 17th century – early 18th.

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Núm. d’inventari: 1023

Nom d’objecte: ex-voto (visual religious articles). Relief in polychrome wood.

Títol: [The Virgin Mary with Christ Child, Saint James and Saint Francis of Paola]

Data de l’objecte: late 17th century – early 18th

Autor: unknown

Tècnica i material: relief in polychrome wood.

Ex-votos

Polychrome woodcarving that was part of an altarpiece of unknown origin, and that was presented as an ex-voto at El Remei Hermitage (Castell d’Aro). After years in the museum, this piece underwent restauration to recuperate its original colouring and to better understand its structure.

It shows a real town that has not yet been identified, and expresses the desire that the town’s patron saints will protect it. In the centre of the composition, a xebec with a striped yellow-and-red flag can be seen, although it was once hidden under another painting.