Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

Description
This wooden figure of La Virgen de la Candelaria was made by Genaro Rivera in the town of Morovis in the early 1900s. This saint is especially popular in Puerto Rican cultural traditions and folk religion. Many of the first settlers to Puerto Rico came originally from the Canary Islands, bringing with them their patron saint, the Virgen de la Candelaria, the Virgin of Candlemas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
1861-12-10-1941-12-14
maker
Rivera Aviles, Genaro
Rivera Aviles, Genaro
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.4 cm x 13 cm x 6.9 cm; 9 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 11/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Arecibo, Morovis
ID Number
1997.0097.0544
catalog number
1997.0097.0544
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Our Lady of Candlemas
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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