Ex-voto: car

Não identificadoSecond half of the 20th century

Museu do Homem do Nordeste

Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Recife, Brazil

One of the characteristics of the ex-voto is the fact that it implies a certain freedom of action of the devotee: he/she “chooses” his/her saint and the payment method of the grace sought. The vow, which “shall be made with faith” for the request to be granted, also involves a direct relationship with the deity, to which one requests something in exchange for something, in a relation of interests that projects the utilitarian world of the individual into the supernatural world. The pieces that form part of the collection of ex-votos reveal the diversity of the symbols and materials with which they were made, such as wax, wood, clay, fabric.


  • Title: Ex-voto: car
  • Creator: Não identificado
  • Date Created: Second half of the 20th century
  • Location Created: Pernambuco - Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: 11 x 13 x 4 cm
  • Type: Commemorative object
  • Rights: Fundação Joaquim Nabuco
  • Medium: Wax

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