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 Santiago Tilantongo:
| Saint Sebastian
Local Name: San Sebastián.
Basis for Identification: Tree,
arrows, naked but for loincloth.
Other characteristics: Rose in left
Site: Church of Santiago Tilantongo.
Location: In a glass case in the first bay of the north wall of the nave (see note).a crucifix
Introduction to Tilantongo
Note: On this site, 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 walls of the nave on the north and south. (The nave is the long central section.) Actual orientations may differ.
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