San Miguel Arcángel (Saint Michael the Archangel)

Maker and role
Attributed to: Santo Niño Santero, New Mexican, active ca. 1830-1860

Object detail

Wood with water soluble paint
16 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4in (40.6 x 21.6 x 12.1cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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Further information
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.


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