Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary)

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Description

This large bulto was probably made for use by the Penitente Brotherhood.

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This large bulto was probably made for use by the Penitente Brotherhood. The hollow skirt of this figure is made of gessoed cloth laid over a wooden frame. This made the figure much lighter than its counterparts carved entirely from wood, making it easier to carry in the Holy Week processions.

The Santo Niño Santero was an unknown santero, identified only by his many depictions of the Holy Child. Typical of his work are the slender fingers with delicately depicted fingernails. Another characteristic of his work are the large eyes with a raised ridge encircling them, prominent noses and delicate pink shading to the face.

'This fine example of Santa Niño’s work is one of the crowning jewels of the splendid collection of santos at the Museum. Although this individual piece has been highlighted here, it is really the entire collection that should be considered a jewel.' Katherine Hebert, Collections Manager, AMIB

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Object Name

» bultos

Dated

From 1830 to 1840

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Materials

» wood (plant material)
» cloth
» tempera
» gesso

Technique

» carving (process)
» painting (image-making)

Production place

» New Mexico

Dimensions

81x50.5cm

Object number

1961.252

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