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
Our Lady of Sorrows
| Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Local Name: Nuestra Señora de
Basis for Identification: Veil and
mantle reaching from head to floor in triangular shape,
praying hands, lily in hands.
Other characteristics: White
Site: Former convento of San Pedro y
San Pablo, Teposcolula.
Location: In the chapel that is to the right of the entrance to the former convento.
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.) In the case of the former convento at Teposcolula, directional references align with those of the Teposcolula church. Actual orientations may differ.
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