San Jose y el Nino

  • Tiburcio de la Espada, San Jose y el Nino, ca. 1845, carved and painted wood, wax, and metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.41

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The staff that Joseph holds refers to his divine selection as the favored suitor of the Virgin Mary. He is often shown holding the Christ child to emphasize his role as protector of his devotees. St. Joseph is the patron saint of several areas throughout Puerto Rico, including Ciales, Gurabo, Luquillo, Peñuelas, and Lares, communities that extend across the island.

Title
San Jose y el Nino
Artist
Date
ca. 1845
On View
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 6 x 4 1/4 in. (31.8 x 15.3 x 10.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood, wax, and metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Religion – saint – St. Joseph
Object Number
1996.91.41
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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