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 the church of Santa
Elena de la Cruz, Xoxocotlán
| Unidentified Franciscan saint:
The head faces rigidly forward on the long neck. The ears are prominent. The face has a very pronounced blush and a high sheen. The extended hands are carefully carved and well preserved. The right hand is palm-up and could have held something; the left is thumb-up with fingers curved.
Basis for Identification: Franciscan brown habit with cape, knotted cord cincture, tonsure, halo.
Site: Church of Santa Elena de la Cruz, Xoxocotlán.
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint; carved garments.Next: An "Ecce Homo" santo
Introduction to Xoxocotlán
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