Lladro Porcelain Figurine, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Size: 17.75" H.
A tribute from Lladró to the patroness of Mexico and, in general, to all Latin America. This new piece created by Lladró is a reflection of the profound symbolism of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Starting with her name, Guadalupe, which comes from the Aztec word “Coatlaxopeuh”, means “the crusher of the serpent”, in reference to stamping out evil. The posture of her hands, forming a temple, alludes to her status as mother of all humanity. An angel holds her up on a crescent moon, a symbol of fertility and birth. The clouds that surround her and the first rays of dawn recall the moment when the Virgin Mary appeared. Detailed ornamentation in the whole sculpture. The skill of Lladró artists is readily apparent in the superb application of gold glazes, visible in the edging of the gown, in the rays, the corona and the cuffs of Our Lady’s gown. This piece was a creative challenge for Lladró sculptors, especially as it is, in fact, a three dimensional interpretation of the image in the painting venerated in the Basilica of Guadalupe.