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
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Mount Carmal:
Local Name: La Virgen del Carmen.
Basis for Identification: Brown robe and bib, white cape, gold crown, Christ child, scapulars.
Site: Church of San
Location: In a retablo along the north wall of the nave (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric garments. Eyes: Glass for both figures. Hair: Wig for the Virgin.
Size: Life size.
along the north wall of the nave, an "Ecce Homo" santo
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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