San José

Description
This figure of Saint Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, was carved by Genaro Rivera in the town of Morovis at the turn of the 20th century. Several of the milagros attached to this saint are in the shape of legs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
1861-12-10-1941-12-14
maker
Rivera Aviles, Genaro
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36.2 cm x 16.2 cm x 9 cm; 14 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 3 9/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Arecibo, Morovis
ID Number
1997.0097.0619
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0619
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Saint Joseph
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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