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 Juan Teitipac:
carrying the Cross
St. Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua:
Local Name: San Antonio de Padua.
Basis for Identification: Franciscan habit, tonsure, halo, Christ child on book.
Site: Church of San
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric habit on the adult figure. Eyes: painted.
Size: Life size.
along the north wall of the nave, a statue of Our Lady of Mount
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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