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Ceramics from yesteryear
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This charming vintage nicho box was made and used in Oaxaca and it has a lot going on! A menorah on one side, pearls, two fish and then milagros sprinkled everywhere inside and out. The other side has tiny angels and cherubs surrounding the Virgencita de Carmen and baby Jesus. The back cover has a plea to forgive, promises to stop drinking and a request to arrive and be saved in Purgatory. It is signed and dated, 1973.
One of a kind.
state of origin: Oaxacadimensions: approx 4" by 5.5" when closed, 8" by 5.5" when open