San Jose

  • Arce group, San Jose, late 19th-early 20th century, carved and painted wood with metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.29

Luce Center Label

Joseph was a popular subject for artists in Spain and in the colonies. He is often shown as an old man with a budding staff in his hand, symbolizing God’s selection of him to be Mary’s husband. His other symbols are carpenter’s tools and the lily, a symbol of purity.

Title
San Jose
Artist
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Location
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (15.9 x 7.0 x 6.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood with metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Religion – saint – St. Joseph
Object Number
1996.91.29
Palette
Linked Open Data
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