San José

Description
The santos collected by Teodoro Vidal were objects of religious devotion. Note the milagros tied to this base of the figure of San José. Saint Joseph is often depicted with his staff as he carries the Christ Child.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
late 19th-early 20th century
Physical Description
wood; paint; metal; nylon (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.7 cm x 9.6 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 11/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0849
catalog number
1997.0097.0849
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
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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