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.
Description (Spanish)
Los milagros son ofrendas hechas a un santo en particular para rogarle por la cura de alguna afección. Muchos milagros representan partes del cuerpo específicas. Por lo general se confeccionan de plata u hojalata, pero pueden hallarse también de cera, oro y otros metales. Los santos y los milagros de la Colección Vidal datan del siglo XVIII.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
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
ID Number
1997.0097.1006.001
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1006.001
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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