Santa Maria Yasichi

16th or 17th century
Wood, polychrome, painted eyes
Height about 3 feet (1 meter)
Church of San Juan Teitipac, Oaxaca, Mexico

The name of the santo was provided by our informant at Teitipac, Sr. Hilario Lopez. The angels, clouds, and orant gesture are features of many Assumption images. The crescent moon, rare in European Assumptions, is more characteristic of images of the Immaculate Conception.

More of the Assumption

Photographed at the church in 1991 by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.