San Rafael Arcángel

Description
Rafael is one of several archangels (high-ranking angels) who exist in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. The story of Rafael is found in the Book of Tobit, found in the Bibles of Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians. Devotees of St. Raphael the Archangel consider him the traveler's guide, guardian of youth, and the archangel charged with healing humankind and the Earth. This santo was made early in the 20th century by Juan Cartagena in the town of Orocovis.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
1891-1956-11-04
depicted
Saint Raphael
maker
Cartagena Martinez, Juan
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint; plaster; paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 47 cm x 24.2 cm x 19 cm; 18 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Guayama, Orocovis
ID Number
1997.0097.0746
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0746
subject
Puerto Rico
Religion
Saints
Cultures & Communities
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Saint Raphael the Archangel
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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