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:
St. Peter the Apostle
Saint Peter the Apostle
Basis for Identification: Keys in
right hand, triple cross, mitre.
Other characteristics: Red
Site: Church of Santa María de la Natividad, Tamazulapan.
Location: In a glass case along the west wall of the chapel in the first bay of the north wall of the nave (see note).
Across from this santo, on the west wall of the chapel,
is an "Ecce Homo"
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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