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 the church of Santa
Elena de la Cruz, Xoxocotlán
| Ecce Homo:
The hands are highly detailed, showing the musculature and tendons. They are tied at the wrist with a long, golden cord. The robes are of rich red and gold brocade.
Local Name: El Santo
Basis for Identification: Standing Christ, hands tied together, red robe.
Site: Church of Santa Elena de la Cruz, Xoxocotlán.
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric garments. Hair: wig.
Size: Life size.
Introduction to Xoxocotlán
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