Milagros

Description
Ex-votos, called milagros in Spanish, are offerings to a particular saint for help in curing an ailment. Many milagros are in the shape of specific body parts. Usually made of silver or tin, they can also be found in wax, gold, and other metals. Santos and milagros in the Vidal Collection date from the 1700s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ex voto, rooster
Date made
20th century
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm x 2.4 cm x .2 cm; 1 1/16 in x 15/16 in x 1/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.1006.001
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1006.001
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Ex-votos
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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