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 Miguel Ejutla:
Christ: Ecce Homo
Christ Mocked in the Pretorium
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Francis of Assisi
St. John the Evangelist
St. Mary Magdalene
Unidentified Dominican Saint
Unidentified Franciscan Saint (1)
Unidentified Franciscan Saint (2)
Virgin Mary in a coffin

Other santos not photographed

Our Lady of the Assumption

Our Lady of the Assumption

Local Name: La Virgen de la Asunción

Basis for Identification: Woman standing on horned moon, praying hands, blue cape over white robe, angels above.

Other characteristics: Billowing cape as if wind-blown.

Site: Church of San Miguel Ejutla.

Comparable santos in Oaxaca: CoixtlahuacaEjutla2, Mitla1, Mitla2, Tamazulapan, Teitipac, Tlacolula, Tlaxiaco, Tule.

External Links:
Wikimedia Commons: Statues of the Assumption of Mary in Mexico
Wikipedia: Assumption of Mary
Christian Iconography: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

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