San Antonio de Padua

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most venerated saints in Puerto Rico. According to Catholic tradition, he was miraculously visited by the Infant Jesus, and is commonly referred to as the "finder of lost articles." This figure is an early example of a santo from the 18th century.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
18th century
Saint Anthony of Padua
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 48.3 cm x 20.4 cm x 16.2 cm; 19 in x 8 1/16 in x 6 3/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Puerto Rico
Cultures & Communities
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Saint Anthony of Padua
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Visitor Comments

7/19/2013 10:10:33 AM
Saint Anthony of Padua is worship if you need to find a good husband or wife and he finds any article that is lost. He helps you getting your mail to its destination all people that are devoted to him will write on the left size. lower corner of the envelopel the initials R.A.S.A.( recomended to saint Anthony) He is celebrated every 13 of june and he holds in his arm a baby jesus and a biblel, he is very miracle, his tongue is kept intact in the basiic of the saint in Italy
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