19th Century Mexican Anima Sola Collection - Souls in Purgatory
A collection of eight late 19th century miniature 'Anima Sola' paintings (Souls in Purgatory). Oil on canvas with original wooden stretchers.
The Anima Sola, for those who are unfamiliar, is a departed ancestral soul awaiting judgement in the flames of purgatory. The Anima Sola (Lonely Soul) may be invoked when a family member or loved one dies in sin or conversely, to send an enemy to a state of temporary suffering or misery in purgatory.
Dimensions: largest measures 4.75 inches x 3.5 inches. Smallest measures 3.75 inches x 2.75 inches.
Condition: overall condition is excellent with only minor paint loss.