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Santos: Substance & Soul
Photo Gallery

This is a photo gallery of the santos in the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education exhibit Santos: Substance & Soul, opening September 17, 2000 in the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Building.  If you click on an image, you will get a large, high resolution image.  There are santos from New Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Mexico, and South America.

New Mexican Santos

San Jose/Saint Joseph    Xeroradiograph of San Jose/Saint Joseph
San José : Saint Joseph Overview and Xeroradiography
Santo Niño Santero
19th century, New Mexico
Bulto
Purchase Fund 1968, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

La Divina Pastora/The Virgin as Divine Shepherdess
La Divina Pastora : The Virgin as Divine Shepherdess Overview
José Rafael Aragón
mid 19th century, New Mexico
Retablo
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Cristo Crucificado/Crucifixion    Xeroradiograph
Cristo Crucificado : Crucifixion Overview and Xeroradiograph
Pedro Antonio Fresquís
late 18th - early 19th century, New Mexico
Retablo
Fewkes Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

La Virgen del Carmen/Our Lady of Mount Carmel
La Virgen del Carmen : Our Lady of Mount Carmel Overview
attributed to Pedro Antonio Fresquís
late 18th - early 19th century, New Mexico
Retablo
Gift of Mrs. W.C.F. Robards, 1997, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe/Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe : Our Lady of Guadalupe Overview
Anita Romero Jones
1978, New Mexico
Bulto
Collection of The Albuquerque Museum (Museum Purchase, National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Grant)

Cristo Crufificado/Crucifixion
Cristo Crucificado : Crucifixion Overview
Pedro Antonio Fresquís
late 18th - early 19th century, New Mexico
Retablo
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe/Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe : Our Lady of Guadalupe Overview
Rose Leitner
1997, New Mexico
Retablo
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santo Librada/Saint Liberata
Santa Librada : Saint Liberata Overview
Gustavo Victor Goler
1990, New Mexico
Bulto
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Ysidro/Saint Isidor
San Ysidro : Saint Isidor Overview
Charlie Carrillo
1986, New Mexico
Retablo
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Rafael/Saint Raphael
San Rafael : Saint Raphael Overview
Horacio Valdez
1985, New Mexico
Bulto
Courtesy of Millicent Rogers Museum Permanent Collection

San Jose con el Nino Jesus/Saint Joseph with the Christ Child
San José con el Niño Jesús : Saint Joseph with the Christ Child Overview
Eulogio Ortega
1980s, New Mexico
Bulto
Courtesy of Millicent Rogers Museum Permanent Collection

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe/Our Lady of Guadalupe    Xeroradiograph
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe : Our Lady of Guadalupe Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, New Mexico
Retablo
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Puerto Rican Santos

La Mano Poderosa/The Powerful Hand    Xeroradiograph
La Mano Poderosa : The Powerful Hand Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Pike Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

El Milagro de Hormigueros : The Miracle of Hormigueros    Xeroradiograph
El Milagro de Hormigueros : The Miracle of Hormigueros Overview and Xeroradiography
20th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Pike Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Santa Cecilia : Saint Cecilia    Xeroradiograph
Santa Cecilia : Saint Cecilia Overview and Xeroradiography
20th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Pike Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Nicho de la Santísima Trinidad : Niche of the Holy Trinity
Nicho de la Santísima Trinidad : Niche of the Holy Trinity Overview
Pedro Arce
19th-20th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Cristo Crucificado : Crucifixion    Xeroradiograph
Cristo Crucificado : Crucifixion Overview and Xeroradiography
Cacheton de Lares
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

 Los Reyes Magos : The Three Kings   Xeroradiograph
Los Reyes Magos : The Three Kings Overview and Xeroradiography
Juan Cartagena
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

La Virgen del Carmen : Our Lady of Mount Carmel    Santo xeroradiograph    Child Xeroradiograph
La Virgen del Carmen : Our Lady of Mount Carmel Overview and Xeroradiographs
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San Juan Bautista : Saint John the Baptist    Xeroradiograph
San Juan Bautista : Saint John the Baptist Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Santa Ana Triple : Saint Anne with the Virgin and Christ Child    Xeroradiograph
Santa Ana Triple : Saint Anne with the Virgin and Christ Child Overview and Xeroradiograph
17th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San José con el Niño Jesús : Saint Joseph with the Christ Child    Xeroradiograph
San José con el Niño Jesús : Saint Joseph with the Christ Child Overview and Xeroradiography
Felipe de la Espada
late 18th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San José con el Niño Jesús : Saint Joseph with the Christ Child    Xeroradiograph
San José con el Niño Jesús : Saint Joseph with the Christ Child Overview and Xeroradiography
Felipe de la Espada
late 18th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

La Virgen Maria : The Virgin Mary     Xeroradiograph
La Virgen Maria : The Virgin Mary Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Vidal Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe : Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe : Our Lady of Guadalupe Overview
Antonio Avilés
1996, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico

Virgen de la Candelaria : Virgin of Candlemas
Virgen de la Candelaria : Virgin of Candlemas Overview
José Luis Millán-Figueroa
1998, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico

La Huida a Egipto : Flight into Egypt
La Huida a Egipto : Flight into Egypt Overview
Luis Raúl (Pichilo) Nieves-Román
1998, Puerto Rico
Bulto
Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico

Taller del Artesano Daniel Miguel  Sanchez : Workshop of Daniel Miguel Sanchez
Taller del Artesano Daniel Miguel  Sanchez : Workshop of Daniel Miguel Sanchez Overview
José Luis Valentín
1996, Puerto Rico
Niche, santero and pieces
Nitza and Paco Toste

Philippines Santos

Sagrado Niño de Cebú : Holy Child of Cebú    Xeroradiograph
Sagrado Niño de Cebú : Holy Child of Cebú Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, Philippines
Bulto
Purchase Fund 1979, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Mexican Santos

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores : Our Lady of Sorrows
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores : Our Lady of Sorrows Overview
Luis Mora
1998, Mexico
Bulto
Collection of The Albuquerque Museum (Museum Purchase, 1979 General Obligation Bonds)

San José : Saint Joseph    Xeroradiograph
San José : Saint Joseph Overview and Xeroradiography
18th-19th century, northern Mexico
Bulto
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Piedad : Pietá    Xeroradiograph
Piedad : Pietá Overview and Xeroradiography
19th century, Mexico
Bulto
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

South American Santos

San Juan Bautista : Saint John    Xeroradiograph
San Juan Bautista : Saint John Overview and Xeroradiography
18th century, Ecuador
Bulto
Stapleton Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Pastor con Cordero : Shepherd with Lamb   Xeroradiograph
Pastor con Cordero : Shepherd with Lamb Overview and Xeroradiography
18th century, Ecuador
Bulto
Stapleton Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

La Inmaculada Concepción : The Immaculate Conception    Xeroradiograph
La Inmaculada Concepción : The Immaculate Conception Overview and Xeroradiography
18th century, Ecuador
Bulto
Stapleton Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Santo Tomás de Aquino : Saint Thomas Aquinas    Xeroradiograph
Santo Tomás de Aquino : Saint Thomas Aquinas Overview and Xeroradiography
18th century, Ecuador
Bulto
Stapleton Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San Pedro de Alcántara : Saint Peter of Alcántara    Xeroradiograph
San Pedro de Alcántara : Saint Peter of Alcántara Overview and Xeroradiography
18th-19th century, Bolivia
Bulto
Gift of Ms. Hazel O'Hara, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San Martín de Porres : Saint Martin of Porres    Xeroradiograph
San Martín de Porres : Saint Martin of Porres Overview and Xeroradiography
18th-19th century, Brazil
Bulto
Simmons Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

San Francisco de Asis : Saint Francis of Assisi    Xeroradiograph
San Francisco de Asis : Saint Francis of Assisi Overview and Xeroradiography
18th-19th century, Brazil
Bulto
Gift of Ms. Hazel O'Hara, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

El Arcángel Gabriel : The Archangel Gabriel    Xeroradiograph
El Arcángel Gabriel : The Archangel Gabriel Overview and Xeroradiography
18th century, Ecuador
Bulto
Stapleton Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution