1770: Trifacial Trinity

Anonymous Cusco School - Trifacial Trinity (c. 1750 - 1770)

Painted by an anonymous artist of Peru’s Cusco School in the mid-eighteenth century (c. 1750 – 1770), this work sought to represent the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The typologyknown as a Trifacial Trinityhad been banned by the Church in Europe, but was used in the Americas because it was seen as an effective device for representing the truth of this sacred mystery.

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