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 San Lorenzo
carrying the Cross
|Saint Isidore the Laborer
Saint Isidore the Laborer:
Local Name: San Isidro Labrador
Basis for Identification: A
wide-brim hat, trousers under a tunic, a gourd hanging
under the right armpit, a goad held in the right hand,
Site: Church of San Lorenzo Zimatlán.
Location: Over the main altar in a side chapel.
Media and construction: Gessoed
cloth over carved wood, freshly painted. Felt hat. Real
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