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
| Other Santos at Teposcolula
Location: Center of the second tier in a retablo along
the north wall of nave, just before transept (see note).
(Stripped as if for whipping, red loincloth).
This could be St. Nicholas Factor, who is sometimes so portrayed.
Location: Upper right of a retablo just east of the north transept (see note).
Location: Upper left of the retablo just east of the north transept (see note).
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.)
In the case of the
former convento at Teposcolula, directional references
align with those of the Teposcolula church.
Actual orientations may differ.