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 Santiago Tilantongo:
James as Pilgrim
| Saint James as pilgrim
Local Name: Santiago.
Basis for Identification: Pilgrim's
Site: Church of Santiago Tilantongo.
Location: Above the center section of the retablo of the main altar.
Comparable santo in Oaxaca: Tejuapam.see note) for a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad).
Introduction to Tilantongo
Note: The "transept" is the part of the building that crosses the nave so that the whole building has the shape of a cross. 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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