Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

San José

San José

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This figure of St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ and husband of Mary, dates from the 19th century and was made by a member or associate of the Espada family in the town of San Germán.
Description (Spanish)
Esta figura de San José, padre terrenal de Jesucristo y esposo de María, data del siglo XIX y ha sido tallada por un miembro o asociado de los Espada, familia que vivió y trabajó en el pueblo de San Germán.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
Date made
19th century
maker
Espada Group
Place Made
Puerto Rico: San Germán, San Germán
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31.2 cm x 15 cm x 14.8 cm; 12 5/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 5 13/16 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0741
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0741
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
Saints
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object