La Virgen del Carmen
Wood, gesso, paint; fabric garments; glass eyes for both figures; wig for Virgin; life size.
Church of San Juan Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) is identified by the brown robe and bib, white cape, gold crown, and the scapulars held by the Virgin and the Christ Child.
The santo has pleasant proportions but unexceptional work. The idealized facial features are small, almost pinched.
View a painted Carmen in a California mission.
More of portraits of the Virgin Mary
For more about the scapular, see St. Simon Stock and the Sabbatine Privilege.
Photographed at the site by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.