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 Pablo Mitla:
St. Anthony of Padua
| Saint Anthony of Padua
Local Name: San Antonio de Padua.
Basis for Identification: The Christ
child stands on a book resting on the figure's left
Other characteristics: Polychromed
version of the brown cinctured Franciscan habit, edged
in gold and strewn with gold flowers.
Site: Church of San Pablo Huitzo.
Location: On the center of a table along the north wall of the nave, between the two ribs (see note).
the left end of the same table, a palmesel or Palm Sunday Christ
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.
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