Virgen de Monserrate

Description
In Puerto Rican religious tradition, the Virgin of Monserrat made a miraculous appearance in 1599, near the town of Hormigueros. Depicted in a broad range of skin tones, at times in contrast with her son Jesus Christ (missing from her lap in this example), she is one of the most frequently carved santos in Puerto Rico. Represented behind her are the jagged mountains of Catalonia, Spain, the place where the veneration of this particular Madonna originated. This figure, by a member of the Espada group of artisans, dates from the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
19th century
maker
Espada Group
Physical Description
wood; paint (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28.7 cm x 17.9 cm x 15.8 cm; 11 5/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 6 1/4 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0648
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0648
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Saints
Religion
Our Lady of Montserrate
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Our Lady of Monserrat
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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