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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Muestra de devoción

El Señor del Árbol is the sculpture of the Christ incarnated (embodied) in a quishuar tree (buddleja incana) that people venerates in a few parts of Ecuador. Here we can see the sacred image of El Señor del Árbol de Pomasqui. Every year the group of "priostes" of "El Señor del Árbol de Pomasqui" goes to the house of every single prioste who have decided to take El Señor del Árbol to his/her home. This event is called "peregrinación" (pilgrimage). In this year, the first "prioste" who wanted this sculpture to be in his house was a priest based in Atahualpa parish.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Quito, Ecuador, Ecuador
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Stalin Cando