These lovely, somewhat primitive paintings of various saints on arched pieces of wood are from Michoacán. They were all painted by the same artisan but if you look closely, there are small differences--eyes open, eyes closed, angel smiling, angel not smiling. All are painted in a muted palette that makes them look older but they were made recently. The edges are trimmed in a gold leaf paint so the edges have a little shine to them. This one features St. Anthony of Padua holding the Christ child. They have a hook on the back to allow them to hang on the wall.
state of origin: Michoacán
dimensions: approx 12" by 6"