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
John the Baptist
John the Baptist:
The legs and body are executed realistically.
Local Name: San Juan Bautista.
Basis for Identification: Lamb on book, cross, animal skin.
Other characteristics: Blue cape.
Site: Church of San
Location: In a glass case at the center of the retablo of the main altar.
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, polyester cape.
Size: Life size.
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