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:
Other santos not photographed
| Other Santos at Tamazulapan
Location: Glass case at corner where apse meets the southeast wall of the nave (see note).
Local Name: El Señor de la Misericordia.
Location: Center of retablo in 2nd bay of the north wall of the nave (see note).
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.