St. Francis of Assisi

From the church at Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico

St. Francis of here has his tonsure, brown habit, stigmata, cord, and rosary. The figure stands with the right hand over the heart, gazing at the stigmata in the left hand, which is held up to the face. An amulet of a kneeling figure is tied to the left index with a red ribbon. Another has been tied to the left pinky.

The statue is hollow. The robe is stiffened cloth and is chipped where the rosary's crucifix has been removed. The head is also hollow, the gesso construction visible at the decomposing right ear. It has highly detailed teeth and shining eyes with elongated eyebrows dramatically raised. The friar's cord is made of real rope that has been stiffened; rosary of black seeds hangs from it.

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