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
| Ecce Homo:
The figure lacks the crown of thorns. The hands are awkwardly held, as if tied. The face is very bloody. The finish is in good condition.
Local Name: El Señor del
Basis for Identification: Standing in purple robe with hands crossed at wrists.
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: wig. Closed mouth.
Size: About 4 feet (120 cm.)
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