La Degollación de San Juan
Church of San Juan
Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico
St. John the Baptist
head in bowl, halo).
Wood, gesso, paint; tin halo; glass eyes, lashes, sculpted
teeth; life size.
The eyes are unusually large and expressive. Plentiful blood
base of the neck. The halo is in the form of six concentric
attached to the head by a peg. Some paint has flaked from the
The bowl and stand seem to be sculpted of one piece and not of
quality as the head itself, which is of fine work.