Santa Muerte - Our Lady of Holy Death - Cold-Cast Bronze
Material: Cold Cast Bronze
Measurement: 29cm(H) x 12.5cm(W) x 11cm(D)
Santa muerte is a female deity in Mexican catholicism. She is the personification of death, and is a symbol of healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife. Usually honoured on dia de los muertos, she is a constant reminder of our mortality. Unlike Death, however, she is worshipped and loved, with many shrines dedicated to her. She is celebrated, as death is seen as a transition rather than a loss of life. She personifies this transition, and many Mexicans see her as benevolent. She is associated with healing, well-being, and safety in the afterlife.
Shrines to Santa Muerte often include gifts to the "Saint," such as flowers, fruits, incense, candies, coins, candles, and alcoholic beverages. Santa Muerte is supposedly very powerful and grants many favours and miracles. She is often invoked as a saint of the night and a few of those that work dangerous jobs at night worship her for protection
Here we see her skeletal female figure, clad in a long robe, holding a scythe and a globe. She stands on a mound of skulls, skeletal hands gripping her clock, urging her to help them pass over to the afterlife. Cast in the finest resin before being carefully hand-painted, this piece is the perfect way to honour this beautiful Mexican deity.