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 Santa Ana del Valle:
| Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad):
Local Name: Nuestra Señora de
Basis for Identification: Black and silver mantle, lace wimple enclosing the face, lace cuffs, full crown, lily in hands.
Site: Church of Santa Ana del Valle.
Location: In a glass case in a niche in a baroque retablo along the north wall of the nave, between the narthex and the first rib (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric garments, metal crown. Eyes: painted.
Size: About 3 feet (90 cm.)
Moving farther along the north wall, we come to another
statue of Our Lady of Sorrows.
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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