La Virgen del Carmen

Wood, gesso, paint; fabric garments; glass eyes for both figures; wig for Virgin; life size.
Church of San Juan Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) is identified by the brown robe and bib, white cape, gold crown, and the scapulars held by the Virgin and the Christ Child.

The santo has pleasant proportions but unexceptional work. The idealized facial features are small, almost pinched.

More of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Photographed at the site by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.