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.
| Other Santos at Santiago Cuilapan
Christ in a Coffin
Wood, gesso, paint. Hair: real hair. Parted lips.
Height: 5 feet (150 cm.)
The body is covered by a white cotton sheet. The head rests on a quilted pillow. The crown of thorns, done in rope, rests on the sheet at the breast.
Location: West wall of the north chapel (see note).
Our Lady of the
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
of the nave on the
north and south. (The
nave is the long central section.)
Actual orientations may differ.