Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas

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Milagros are small objects offered to saints or popular images of deities in return for favors granted or prayers answered. They are found throughout Latin America, offered by the hundreds of thousands of devoted petitioners whose purchase or fabrication of these votive offerings continues an ancient folk practice. This is a bilingual presentation of seventy-five milagros from around the world.
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1991 Cloth First Edition Near Fine. No Jacket Signed by Author 119 pp., many illustrations some in color. Slight scuffing to the covers. Inscription, in Spanish to the previous ... owner on the title page by Martha Egan. On the second page, signed by Martha Egan, the artist who did the drawings for this volume, Kathy Chilton and Lu?s Fernando Mej?a. Read more Show Less

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Hardcover Very Good Number 49 of 200 copies, signed by the author. This copy includes the sterling silver milagro representing a tradiional Mexican heart design, which is ... attached to the bound-in ribbon bookmark. An excellent monograph on traditional devotional arts of the Hispanic Americas, with bilingual text in English and Spanish. A beautifully designed and printed work. Read more Show Less

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Milagros are small objects offered to saints or popular images of deities in return for favors granted or prayers answered. They are found throughout Latin America, offered by the hundreds of thousands of devoted petitioners whose purchase or fabrication of these votive offerings continues an ancient folk practice. This is a bilingual presentation of seventy-five milagros from around the world.
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This exquisite little book offers a brief history of milagros, Latin American religious offerings cum folk art. Establishing their connection to votive objects worldwide in pre-Christian times, then tracing their association with Catholic saints, Egan laments both the scant documenta tion of their earlier use and their recent decline as religious objects. The complete text is given in both English and Spanish, and printed on heavy colored stock. Most pleasing are the color and black-and- white photos, presenting not only the diversity of Latin American milagros but also their precursors and corollaries from around the world. Considering the growing availability of milagros in the United States, this book is recommended wherever there is patron interest in Southwestern/Latin American folk art. --Eric Bryant, ``Library Journal''
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  • ISBN-13: 9780890132197
  • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/1991
  • Pages: 132

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