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 San Lorenzo
carrying the Cross
| Sacred Heart of Jesus
| Sacred Heart of Jesus:
The statue is designed to wear its red and white fabric garments: under them it is painted green without detail. In good condition.
Local Name: El Sagrado
Corazón de Jesús
Basis for Identification: Heart
pinned to chest, cruciform halo, white robe with red
Site: Church of San Lorenzo Zimatlán.
Location: 3rd dais along the north wall of the nave (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso,
paint, fabric garments. Eyes: glass, with real lashes.
Size: About 7 feet (210 cm.)
Note: On this site, references to the cardinal directions in a church 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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