Our Lady of Guápulo, this year’s religious-themed Christmas stamp, will be released Oct. 20, 2020.
The stamp features a detail of Our Lady of Guápulo, which was painted in the 18th century by an unknown artist in Cuzco, Peru.
The painting shows the Virgin Mary wearing a crown, enrobed in a pyramidal gown speckled with jewels, and holding a scepter woven with roses and leaves-looking down at a similarly adorned Christ Child in her left arm. A red rosary ropes across the center of her dress and down to her right.
The painting is from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.