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 Teotitlán del
The ball is of one piece with the left hand, which has fused fingers. The figure is stiff and unsmiling.
Basis for Identification: Sunburst
diadem, royal robes, right hand raised in benediction,
blue orb in left hand.
Site: Church of Santa María
de la Natividad (Preciosa Sangre de Cristo),
Teotitlán del Valle.
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric garments. Eyes: glass. Hair: painted head but no wig.
Size: Baby size.
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