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:
|Tamazulapan: The Church of
Santa María de la Natividad
| The town of Santo Tomás Tamazulapan, or
officially Villa de Tamazulapam del Progreso, is in the
Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca. The church is named not
for the town's patron saint but for Santa
María de la Natividad,
'St. Mary of the Nativity." We shall begin our tour in the narthex with a "Pensive Christ" statue of Christ in the pretorium.
Photo © by Dimoru.