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
| Virgin Mary:
This face is like those of Carmens throughout Oaxaca, though the left hand is not held in a way that could support a baby. In the lower frame of the front of the glass case are carved the words "San Pedro" ("St. Peter").
Basis for Identification: Blue cape, white veil and robe, lily in right hand.
Site: Church of San Pedro y San Pablo Etla.
Location: Third bay in the south wall of the nave (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, polyester garments. Eyes: glass. Hair: wig.
Size: Life size.
the same bay, a statue
of an unidentified saint
references to the cardinal directions always assume
that the main altar is at the east end of the church,
the narthex or entry area at the west end, and the two
of the nave on the
north and south. (The
nave is the long central section.)
Actual orientations may differ.
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