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
|Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Lady of Sorrows (Soledad):
The greenish tint to the skin suggests that the paint was applied in the 16th century.
Local Name: Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.
Basis for Identification: Triangular
arrangement with mantle reaching from the top of the
head almost to the feet, lily in hand.
Other characteristics: Matching robe
and mantle in green/black brocade on off-white.
Site: Church of San Lorenzo Zimatlán.
Introduction to San Lorenzo Zimatlán
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