This santo differs
considerably from other "Socorro" images. (The title means "Our Lady of
Help.") In southern Spain Nuestra Señora del Socorro is a
dressed santo with realistic tears on her face (see examples from Jerez and Antequera).
Our Lady of Perpetual Help -- in Spanish La
Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro -- is an icon rather than a santo,
well known throughout the Catholic world.
More of the Virgin and child