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
Saint Anthony of Padua
| Saint Anthony of Padua
Local Name: San Antonio de Padua.
Basis for Identification: Christ
Child on a book held in the left hand, lily stalk in the
right hand, gold-damasked version of the brown
Franciscan habit with cowl, Franciscan rope cincture
with three knots.
Site: Church of San Pedro y San
Location: Center niche in the retablo west of the south portal (see note).statue of Christ resurrected
Introduction to Teposcolula
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.
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