Ayacucho (Peru), late 17th century
Carved Huamanga stone, encaustic polychrome, gold leaf estofado
Inscriptions: upper left side “DÑS MIHI A DIVTOR”, left side “SANCTUS FERDINANDUS HISPANIAE REXSARA CENORV MATER RORA CRELIGIO”
St. Ferdinand is depicted standing in the middle of the relief, gazing upwards. A ray of divine light is emerging out of the clouds, flanked by heads of winged angels. The phylactery, which is portrayed like a divine apparition, bears the following inscription: “DÑS MIHI A DIVTOR” (taken from Psalm 118 ), thereby showing Ferdinand III’s gratitude to God for the help received in the fight against the infidels.