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 María de
la Natividad, Tamazulapan:
St. Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua
Basis for Identification: Franciscan
habit, child in left arm.
Other characteristics: The golden
cincture lacks the three knots characteristic of a
Site: Church of Santa María de la Natividad, Tamazulapan.
Location: On the left side of the retablo in the chapel off the third bay in the south wall of the nave (see note).
the center of the same retablo, a crucifix
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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