I seek out pieces of folk art that are unusual, and you will be hard-pressed to find a Peruvian folk art wall hanging like this with a variety of symbols that together have meaning. The piece overall is a long rod with two branches coming off the sides, and on each rod are a variety of painted and punched metal symbols. At the top left is the moon, and top right is a national flag. The INRI lettering, which some believe stands for “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum" or "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" lets us know this is based in the Catholic faith and is a form of a cross. Other symbols on the piece include angels, flowers, and the skeleton skull at the bottom. There are also tools, and I am reminded of the concept of milagros, those parts of life that we pray for. This is a unique combination of life and death. This came from the home of a collector of Latin American folk art. I have come across these crosses but only occasionally.
The piece measures about 17" tall by about 12" across. Weighs 3.8 ounces.
A unique piece of Peruvian culture.
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