Saint Rita of Cascia

Unknown, Chile1780/1900

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

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 figure of saint , were produced in the central zone of Chile and exhibit both Hispanic and indigenous roots, because of a cultural-religious syncretism.

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  • Title: Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Creator: Unknown, Chile
  • Date Created: 1780/1900
  • Location Created: Chile
  • Physical Dimensions: 20,5 x 8,5 x 6cm
  • Subject Keywords: HK.S.44
  • Type: Religious sculpture
  • Rights: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes, Chile
  • Medium: Wood, polychromy, glass
  • Technique: Carved wood, polychromed and glass eyes