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
Our Lady of Sorrows
| Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Local Names: Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, La Virgen de la Soledad.
Basis for Identification:
Head-to-floor mantle making a triangular overall shape,
dark garments, hands apparently closing in prayer.
Other characteristics: The hands
hold the crown of thorns on a piece of lace.
Site: Church of San Pedro y San
Location: In a glass case in the center of the retablo in the first bay in the south wall of the nave (see note).
Introduction to Teposcolula
Note: On this site, 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 walls of the nave on the north and south. (The nave is the long central section.) Actual orientations may differ.
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