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 María de la Natividad, Tamazulapan:

Altar
Angel
Christ in a Coffin
Christ in the Pretorium ("Pensive Christ")

Christ: Ecce Homo
Crucifix (1)
Crucifix (2)
The Immaculate Conception
Our Lady of Sorrows
Palm Sunday Christ
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Isidore the Laborer
St. John the Baptist (Child)
St. Mary Magdalene
St. Michael the Archangel
St. Peter the Apostle

St. Teresa of Avila
Trinity
Unidentified Saint

Other santos not photographed

Other Santos at Tamazulapan

Unidentified Saint

Location: Glass case at corner where apse meets the southeast wall of the nave (see note).


Crucifix

Local Name: El Señor de la Misericordia.

Location: Center of retablo in 2nd bay of the north wall of the nave (see note).


Angel

Location: Above the Sacred Heart, high on corner where apse meets the northeast wall of the nave (see note).


Previous santo

Introduction to Tamazulapan

Note: On this site, 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 walls of the nave on the north and south. (The nave is the long central section.) Actual orientations may differ.