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 Santo Domingo
Group: Crucifix and St. John
Palm Sunday Christ
Palm Sunday Christ:
Basis for Identification: Christ riding ass, white robe and red velvet floor-length vest, palm banner in hand, cruciform halo.
Site: Church of Santo Domingo Ocotlán.
Location: South wall of the nave (see note).
Media and construction: Wood, gesso, paint, fabric clothing. Eyes: glass. Hair: wig.
Next: We go
to the south end of the south chapel, known as the
chapel of El Señor de la Sacristía, for a
references to the cardinal directions 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
of the nave on the
north and south. (The
nave is the long central section.)
Actual orientations may differ.
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