St. Simon Stock

Wood, gesso, paint; cloth robes; glass eyes; height less than 2 feet (67 cm)
Church of San Juan, Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico

In 1991 the sacristan at Teitipac told us the statue is dedicated to the Virgen of Carmen because St. Simon Stock wore her scapular during a drought and was rewarded with a great rain. He said the people of Teitipac still pray to the Carmen for rain.

Oversize brown habit with brown hood and gold cord, tonsure, Christ child in left arm wearing brown habit, scapular hanging from child's hand. The gesso has chipped away from the hair and from several areas of the face. The paint is coarse, the skin dark.

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Photographed at the site by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.