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Attached to this rosary are nine milagros or "miracles" representing offerings to a particular saint. Rosaries are strings of beads used by Catholics to repeat prayers such as the "Hail Mary" and the "Our Father". Combining a variety of local materials, the beads are made from seeds while the cross is inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
Description (Spanish)
En este rosario se observan adheridos nueve milagros que representan ofrendas a un santo en particular. Los rosarios son collares de cuentas que usan los católicos para repetir plegarias tales como el Ave María y el Padre Nuestro. Para su confección se han utilizado distintos materiales locales, combinando cuentas de semillas junto a una cruz con incrustaciones de madre perla.
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Object Name
Date made
19th or 20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
seed; wood; pearl; metal (overall material)
seed (overall material)
wood (overall material)
pearl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall:.8 cm x 3.9 cm x 71.1 cm; 5/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 28 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Puerto Rico
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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