Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An object presented at a shrine as a votive offering; an offering, as a tablet, picture, etc., made in pursuance of a vow: a practice common in Roman Catholic countries.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow.
- Latin ex out of, in accordance with + voto, ablative of votum a vow. (Wiktionary)
“We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.”
“As an art student, when Couper first came across an ex-voto painting -- a small blue painting on rippled tin -- he felt an immediate pull.”
“His ex-voto opens for us a window onto a part of daily life rarely visited by historians of colonial Spanish America.”
“We know this from the ex-voto he had commissioned to honor the Virgin of Loreto, to whom he attributed his miraculous recovery.”
“This particular ex-voto is especially revealing of the comfortable relationship between divine and rational medicine, two seemingly opposed systems of thought, which, in the disease-laden milieu of eighteenth-century Mexico, tended to complement each other.”
“Earnest appeals were made by the family and midwife to Nuesta Señora de Tulantongo, to whom the ex-voto is dedicated. 106 Nor can we overlook the early modern preoccupation with mood and state of mind.”
“The ex-voto of Maria Narajo, painted in 1774, expresses, both pictorially and with text, the risky business that was childbirth at this time.”
“A third, as shown in this ex-voto from the eighteenth century, takes a bad fall while he is collecting corn from a storage area on a rooftop. 109 In these personal testimonies from the eighteenth century, the victims miraculously survived their ordeals.”
“The supplications to La Soledad, the patron saint of the city, were successful, but because the parents were slow in fulfilling their vow to commission the ex-voto, Hipólito suffered a relapse of "many symptoms [accidentes] all of them very mortal.”
“That this sufferer survived her ordeal is evident from the ex-voto itself, as it was produced to show gratitude for "the marvels" the divine images in it bestowed on the patient. 51 This ex-voto is vivid testimony that la peste was a category of illness to be feared above all else, a sentiment also poignantly expressed in letters the Condesa de Miravalle wrote to her son-in-law, Pedro Romero de Terreros, around this time.”
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