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 Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Basis for Identification: Blue
mantle from top to toe and enclosing the face, sunburst
Site: Church of San
Location: In a glass case in the south wall of the nave (see note).
along the south wall, a statue
of St. Benedict
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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