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 Santa Ana del Valle:

Christ: Ecce Homo
Crucifix (1)
Crucifix (2)
Crucifix (3)
Crucifixion Group
Holy Family
Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Palm Sunday Christ
St. Anne (1)
St. Anne (2)
St. Anne (3)
St. Joseph
St. Peter of Verona (Peter Martyr)

Other santos not photographed

Santa Ana del Valle

Santa Ana del Valle  is a small community at the eastern end of Oaxaca's Central Valley, 21 miles (34 km.) east of Oaxaca City. Our informants in 1991 were the Presidente del Comité, Presidente Martiniano Hoton García-Martinez, and the Topil, Sr. Arcadio Aquino Cruz. Our tour begins with a Soledad.

Photo by "GengiskhanG" in the Wikimedia Commons.
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