St. Raymond Nonnatus

Description
San Ramón Nonato is associated with secrets and silence. He is the patron saint of both victims of gossip and women in labor. Born in Catalonia in the early 13th century, his mother died in labor and he was surgically removed from her womb. He was an ardent and persecuted Christian missionary in North Africa. To stop him from converting others to Christianity, his lips were pierced with a hot iron and clamped shut with a lock.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
n.d.
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm; 5 7/8 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 3/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0403
catalog number
1997.0097.0403
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
San Ramón Nonato
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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