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.
Description (Spanish)
Los santos coleccionados por el Sr. Vidal constituían verdaderos objetos de devoción religiosa. Obsérvense los milagros adheridos a la base de esta figura de San José. San José se representa a menudo con una vara, cargando al Niño Jesús.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
late 19th-early 20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
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
ID Number
1997.0097.0849
catalog number
1997.0097.0849
accession number
1997.0097
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Cultures & Communities
Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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