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 Santo Domingo
Group: Crucifix and St. John
| Two Dominican Saints
St. Peter of Verona
Local Name: San Pedro Mártir
Basis for Identification: Halo, axe in head, Dominican habit.
Site: Church of Santo Domingo Ocotlán.
Location: Right end of the main altar.
Media and construction: Frame and fabric. Face and hands are wood/gesso/paint. Silver halo.
Size: About 5 feet (150 cm.)
Location: Second from the right of the five santos on the main altar.
Media and construction: Frame
and fabric. Face and hands wood/gesso/paint. Silver
the south wall of the nave, a statue of a Franciscan
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