Creche Figure of Saint Joseph

Unidentified Quito School artist, Ecuadorian, 18th century


18th century

Carved, gilded and polychromed wood with glass eyes

Overall: 30 in. (76.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marta Phillips in memory of David F. Phillips, Class of 1951



Place Made: Quito, Ecuador, South America



Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

REL 1, Patterns of Religious Experience, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 4-December 11, 2005.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005.


Collected by David Frederic Phillips (1929-1988), in Quito, Ecuador, during his time in the Foreign Service, 1960's-1970's; to his wife Marta Schlappi de Phillips (1929-2016), in 1988; given to present collection, 1998.

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