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
See more items in
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

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Approved comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about your own artifacts or tell you how much they are worth.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.