The Heart Shop Retablo is one of Lima artist, Claudio Jimenez, signature pieces. Each figure is made by hand from a mixture of plaster, and then intricately painted. The scene is displayed within a wooden box with hand painted doors and signed by the artist on the back. Measures 7" x 6 1/2" x 2" with doors closed and 13" wide with doors open.
Claudio Jimenez is an internationally renowned maker of retablos. Originally from a famous family of retablo makers in Ayacucho, he now works in Lima. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he frequently demonstrates his exquisite technique, as at Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market.