Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches
A study of santos in 16th-century and other churches in Oaxaca, Mexico
By Claire and Richard Stracke
Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
In San Pedro y San Pablo
St. Peter of Verona (Peter
| Santo name:
If this statue is wood it must have been thickly repainted. It may be plaster.
On a plaque behind the statue are these words:
"San Pedro Martir / Nació en Verona, Italia. Año de 1205 / Murió asasinado este ilustre predicador, gloria de los padres Dominicos el 29 de Abril de 1252 / La causa: Servir al pueblo. Como lo hizo nuestro Señor Jesucristo / Culpables: La secta heretica de los Cátaros y un asesino a sueldo."Translation: Saint Peter Martyr / Born in Verona, Italy, the year 1205 / This famous preacher, glory of the Dominican fathers, was assassinated the 29th of April, 1252 / The cause: To serve the people as Our Lord Jesus Christ did. / The guilty parties: The heretical sect of Catharists and a paid assassin.
Local Name: San Pedro Mártir.
Basis for Identification: Axe in the head, palm branch in the right hand, book in the left.
Site: Church of San Pedro y San Pablo Etla.
Location: In the courtyard of the former convento.
Media and construction: Plaster or wood? Eyes: painted.
Size: About 5 feet (150 cm.)
in the courtyard, a statue of
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