Wood with water soluble paint
16 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4in (40.6 x 21.6 x 12.1cm)
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Bultos and retablos were frequently carried in processions, brought to homes for use in asking for a saint's intercession, or taken to the fields in times of harvest or drought. Because of its extensive use, this San Miguel figure lost some of his traditional symbols, including a sword and scales, and its original base was replaced.
Santo Niño Santero (b.ca. 1830, d.1860)