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Santo figure of St. Francis of Assisi or St. Jerome
  • United States
  • Santo figure of St. Francis of Assisi or St. Jerome, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 45.5 x 18.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of George R. and Barbara F. Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0144
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Description

Standing male figure, identified as St. Francis or St. Jerome, wearing a long red robe with a white yoke over his shoulders. He has a black beard and black hair around the sides and front of his head. In his proper left hand, he holds a small human skull. In his proper right hand, he holds a black cross. The figure is attached to a rectangular wooden base.