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
|Our Lady of the Rosary
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Our Lady of the Rosary:
Local Name: La Virgen del Rosario.
Basis for Identification: Holding the Christ Child, rosary, blue cape.
Other characteristics: Pink robe.
Site: Church of the Assumption, Tlaxiaco.
Location: In a glass case on the third altar along the north wall of the nave (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint. Eyes: glass, with eyelashes on the Virgin only. Hair: wigs on both figures.
Size: About 5 feet (150 cm.)
Introduction to Tlaxiaco
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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