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
Sr. Jescas says the crucifix is exceptionally light, so it may be of some material other than wood. The rib cage is well detailed, as are the tendons of the legs and arms, yet the figure lacks realism.
Local Name: El Señor de la
Basis for Identification: INRI
plaque, loincloth and scutum, wound in side, stylized
crown of thorns with sunburst halo.
Site: Church of the Assumption, Tlacolula.
Location: In the niche behind the main altar in the Chapel.
Media and construction: Lightweight material, gesso, paint, fabric loincloth and scutum. Hair: wig. Eyes: closed. Closed mouth.
Size: Life size.
Comparable santos in Oaxaca: Achiutla, Santa Ana del Valle1, Santa Ana del Valle2, Santa Ana del Valle3, Cuilapan, Etla, Guelavia, Mitla, Nochixtlán, Tamazulapan1, Tamazulapan2, Teitipac1, Teitipac2, Teitipac3, Teitipac Our Lady of the Rosary, Teotitlán1, Teotitlán2, Teposcolula1, Teposcolula2, Teposcolula3 (in Rosary case), Teposcolula Convento1, Teposcolula Convento2, Tilantongo1, Tilantongo2, Tlacolula1, Xoxocotlán1, Xoxocotlán2, Xoxocotlán3, Xoxocotlán4, Yanhuitlán1, Yanhuitlán2, Yanhuitlán Convento1, Yanhuitlán Convento2, Yanhuitlán Convento3, Yanhuitlán Convento4, Yanhuitlán Convento5, Yanhuitlán Ayuxi Chapel, Zimatlán.statue of Our Lady of Sorrows
Introduction to Tlacolula
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