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 Juan Guelavia:

Christ fallen with the Cross
Christ in the pretorium
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Nicholas Factor
Unidentified saint
Virgin and Child
Virgin Mary (1)
Virgin Mary (2)

Other santos not photographed

Unidentified Saint

Unidentified saint:
We are guessing that this is St. Anthony of Padua, because of the Franciscan habit with the cord and what appears to be a child sitting on the left hand. But what is that fabric thing the child is sitting on?

Site: Church of San Juan Guelavia.

St. Anthony santos in Oaxaca: Coixtlahuaca, Etla, Huitzo, Mitla, Tamazulapan, Teitipac, Teposcolula, Tlacolula.

Next: A statue of the Virgin and Child

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