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Santos (statues)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Carvings of saints and other holy figures, usually wooden or of ivory, produced for Roman Catholics in Spanish colonies in the Americas, the Caribbean, and elsewhere, or similar objects made at a later date in imitation. Santos were very popular; they have a particular style, reminiscent of the seventeenth-century Spanish Baroque style, but use a less refined technique and primitive representations. It was customary to dress them in clothing. For two-dimensional representations of saints in Mexico and the southwestern United States, prefer "retablos." For three-dimensional images of saints Mexico and the southwestern United States, prefer "bultos."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

M. James Slack papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-4440

Artwork, photographs, and other papers created by M. James Slack and collected by John R. Beeder, circa 1882-2007. A portion of the material relates to Slack's work documenting Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934.

Included in the collection are Slack's diary for 1937, correspondence (primarily to Rosamond F. Slack as Curator at Fort Garland), and newspaper clippings (primarily relating to Fort Garland).

Dates: circa 1882-2007