San José


This figure of Saint Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, was carved by Genaro Rivera in the town of Morovis at the turn of the 20th century. Several of the milagros attached to this saint are in the shape of legs.

Date Made: 1861-12-10-1941-12-14

Maker: Rivera Aviles, Genaro

Description (Spanish): Esta figura, tallada por Genaro Rivera al rededor de 1900 en el pueblo de Morovis, representa a San José, el padre terrenal de Jesucristo. Se pueden observar varios milagros en forma de piernas adheridos al santo.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico: Morovis, Morovis

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Religion, Vidal


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Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0619Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0619

Object Name: santo

Physical Description: handmade (overall production method/technique)wood; paint; metal (overall material)wood (overall material)paint (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 36.2 cm x 16.2 cm x 9 cm; 14 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 3 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_601996

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