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
|Christ Seated in the
Pretorium ("Pensive Christ")
Christ Seated in the Pretorium
Local Name: San Paciencia
Basis for Identification: Seated,
cheek on hand, in white cotton trousers with simple
hems, dun cape, blood on the face as if dripping from
the forehead. There is no sceptre, crown of thorns, or
Site: Church of San
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric clothing. Eyes: painted. Hair: sculpted.
Size: About 1½
feet (45 cm.)
the south wall a statue
of St. John the Baptist
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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