Mission Dolores Altar Hid Ancient Painting

Seven years ago, two men heard the tale of an old Native American mural hidden behind the altar of Mission Dolores. After great effort that mural is now remade.

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Joe Rosato Jr.
A painting of a heart pierced by nails is one of the most striking images from the original Mission Dolores mural, which was believed to be painted around 1791.
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Joe Rosato Jr.
A composite of Wood’s photos of the mural, hidden behind the altar of Mission Dolores.
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Joe Rosato Jr.
Artists are recreating the hidden Mission Dolores mural, using a composite of photos taken of the original mural.
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Joe Rosato Jr.
A painting of a heart pierced by nails is one of the most striking images from the original Mission Dolores mural, which was believed to be painted around 1791.
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Joe Rosato Jr.
Artist Jet Martinez recreates a 200 Mission Dolores mural on a wall near Bartlett and 22nd in San Francisco’s Mission District.
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