San Juan Nepomuceno

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In this skillfully carved santo, St. John Nepomuk appears to be engaged in his role of confessor, with his lips slightly pursed as if in the act of blessing the penitent. After he was made a saint in 1729, his popularity spread throughout Europe and the New World, where his image appeared in a variety of forms.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, South Wing
early 18th century
Object number
1996.91.46
Artist
Master of "La Merced", active 18th century
Topic
Religion\saint\St. John
Medium
carved and painted wood; glass
Dimensions
19 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (48.3 x 23.5 x 11.5 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Sculpture