El Corazón de María
Church of San Juan
Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico
(White bridal gown with heart on chest).
Wood, gesso, paint; fabric clothing; glass eyes, lashes, wig;
figure is dressed
a bride, with a bridal bouquet made of seed pearls and costume
jewelry. Pinned to her chest is a red metal heart with a
Attached to her wrists are metal strips which seem to
light. The palm-out position of the hands and the awkward bend
suggest the limbs are moveable. The name Corazón
was supplied by our informant at Teitipac, Sr. Hilario Lopez.
Latin American Santos of the