SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICAN

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Description

San Ram Nonato
on canvas on board
18 1/2 x 24 1/2"
Special note to this saint is the padlock associated with his martyrdom represented by the black circles around his mouth. Locks are placed at his altar to stop gossip, rumours, false testimonies and bad talk. They are also used to keep secrets, stop cursing or lying and to guard priests defending the confidentiality of confession. After placing a lock the person takes a seat in the main bench, for all to see.

Creator

Artist unknown, South/Central American

Source

Gift of Dr. Stephen Goodspeed

Identifier

1966.36.2

Citation

Artist unknown, South/Central American, “SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICAN,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 30, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6200.