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Senor de la Humildad y la Paciencia

19th century Unidentified carved and painted wood 16 1/4 x 7 x 6 5/8 in. (41.3 x 17.8 x 16.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.53 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 21B

Luce Center Label

This figure represents Christ’s patient suffering as he sat on Calvary, alone and unclothed. He is shown with long hair and beard, with his head in his hand contemplating the death on the cross that awaited him. This image of Christ is especially prevalent in Galicia in northern Spain. Galicians brought representations of Señor de la Humilidad in various forms to Puerto Rico in the nineteenth century.


Religion - New Testament - Christ