Rosary

Description
The beads in this rosary are made from wood, and four large milagros, or "miracles" representing offerings to a particular saint, are attached to the rosary. Rosaries are strings of beads used by Catholics to repeat prayers such as the "Hail Mary" and the "Our Father". Sometimes they are offered as tokens of special thanks to particular saints. Rosaries in the Vidal Collection are made from a wide variety of materials such as silver, gold, horn, seed, wood, and coral.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rosary
Date made
20th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
string (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 98.1 cm x 7.3 cm x 1.6 cm; 38 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 5/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.1088.001
catalog number
1997.0097.1088.001
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Rosario
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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