Our Lady of Guadalupe

Gessoed and painted wood, fabric, glass eyes, wig. Approximately 5 feet tall (152 cm.).
Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Tlaxiaco, Mexico

As is often the case in Mexican churches, garments of modern fabric clothe an ancient santo. This santo has all the features of Our Lady of Guadalupe iconography: the crown, the folded hands, the blue cape sprinkled with stars, the crescent moon and supporting angel.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico, but actually our extensive travels in Oaxaca did not turn up many examples of this image.

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