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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2016-07-14
1868-2002
Creator:
Helfand, William H.
Extent: 61 item
A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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William H. Helfand collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects
creator
Helfand, William H.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1219
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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61 item
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1868-2002
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A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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English
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Helfand, William H. Catholic Church.
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Devotional literature Paintings (visual works)