Santiago Matamoros

Description
This wooden santo represents Santiago Matamoros, or St. James the Moor Slayer. It was made by the Ramos family from the town of Aguada. Santiago Matamoros is the patron saint of Spain and provided spiritual inspiration for the Christian re-conquest of Iberia and the subsequent expulsion of Jews and Muslims. The legacy of this conflict between Christians and Muslims in Spain was transplanted to the Americas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
date made
1850-1904
maker
Ramos, Pepe
Ramos, Justina
Ramos, Jose
Ramos, Justina Torres de
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 27.5 cm x 19.4 cm x 14.4 cm; 10 13/16 in x 7 5/8 in x 5 11/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Mayagüez-Aguadilla, Aguada
ID Number
1997.0097.0650
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0650
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 James the Moor Slayer
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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