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 Museum of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán:

Crucifix 1
Crucifix 2

Crucifix 3
Crucifix 4
Crucifix 5

St. Dominic

Other santos not photographed

Tour of the Church
Tour of the Ayuxi Chapel

The Museum at Yanhuitlán
The government operates a museum in the former convento of the Yanhuitlán complex. This is a single room featuring a spectacular array of polychromes. The museum guard who helped us was Sr. Anastasio Ventura. Our tour begins with the first of five crucifixes.