Señor de la Humildad y la Paciencia

Copied Unidentified, Senor de la Humildad y la Paciencia, 19th century, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.53
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Artwork Details

Title
Señor de la Humildad y la Paciencia
Artist
Unidentified
Date
19th century
Dimensions
16 1476 58 in. (41.317.816.9 cm.)
Credit Line
Teodoro Vidal Collection
Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — New Testament — Christ
Object Number
1996.91.53

Artwork Description

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.