Figure of female saint (unidentified)

Unknown, Chile1780/1900

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Santiago de Chile, Chile

The images known in Chile as "santos populares” were carved during the eighteenth throughout the early twentieth centuries, by anonymous craftsmen without specialized training, intended to meet a demand of private piety, in houses and small chapels. These religious objects, like this saint figure, were produced in the central zone of Chile and exhibit both Hispanic and indigenous roots, because of a cultural-religious syncretism.


  • Title: Figure of female saint (unidentified)
  • Creator: Unknown, Chile
  • Date Created: 1780/1900
  • Location Created: Chile
  • Subject Keywords: HK.S.22
  • Type: Religious sculpture
  • Rights: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes, Chile
  • Medium: Wood, polychromy
  • Technique: Carved wood and polychromed

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