Santos in Oaxaca, Mexico

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In Mexican culture "santos" are statues of saints. The 16th-century churches of Oaxaca are particularly rich in ancient polychrome and other santos.[1][2]

Santos in the Church of San Miguel Achiutla[edit]

At San Miguel Achiutla Sr. Bartolo Raimundo Bautista provided the identifications and cultural background for the santos exhibited in this section of the gallery.

Santos in the Church of Santa Ana del Valle[edit]

Informants for this church were the Presidente del Comité, Presidente Martiniano Hoton García-Martinez, and the Topil, Sr. Arcadio Aquino Cruz.

Santos in the Church of San Juan Bautista, Coixtlahuaca[edit]

Santos in the Church of Santiago in Cuilapan[edit]

To provide identifying information and other details the pastor delegated a young parishioner named Miguel Ángel (he did not give his family name).

Santos in the Church of San Miguel Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico[edit]

Ejutla is also known as Heroica Ciudad de Ejutla de Crespo.

Santos in the Church of San Pedro y San Pablo Etla[edit]

Identifications and background provided by the 1991 encargado de la parroquia.

Santos in the Church of San Juan Guelavia[edit]

Identifications and background were provided in Guelavia by Sr. Florencio Hernández Martínez.

Santos in the Church of San Pablo Huitzo[edit]

Santos in the Church of San Pablo Mitla[edit]

Santos in the Church of Asunción Nochixtlan[edit]

Santos in the Church of Santo Domingo Ocotlán[edit]

Santos in the Church of Santo Domingo Díaz Ordaz[edit]

Identifications and background were provided in 1991 by the encargados, Sr. Marco Santiago Morales and Sr. Ignacio Santiago Morales.

Santos in the Church of Santa María de la Navidad, Tamazulapan[edit]

Santos in the Church of San Juan Teitipac[edit]

Identifications and background information were provided in 1991 by Sr. Hilario Lopez A.

Santos in the Church of Preciosa Sangre de Cristo in Teotitlán del Valle[edit]

Identifications and background were provided in 1991 by Sr. Luís Mendoza and Sr. Silvestre Lázaro Mendoza.

Santos in the Church of San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula[edit]

Santos in the Former Convento in San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula[edit]

Santos in the Church of Santiago Tilantongo[edit]

Santos in the Church of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya[edit]

Information provided by the official government guide, Sr. Daniel Méndez García

Santos in the Church of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora, Tlacolula[edit]

Information provided in 1991 by the encargado, Sr. Juan Santiago Jescas

Santos in the main church

Santos in the Capilla del Señor de Tlacolula

Santos in the Church of Santa María Asunción Tlaxiaco[edit]

Santos in the Church of Santa María de la Asunción in Santa María del Tule[edit]

Identifications and background provided by a member of El Tule's mayordomía

Santos in the Church of Santa Elena de la Cruz Xoxocotlán[edit]

Santos in Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán[edit]

Some identifications and background were provided by Sr. Anastasio Ventura, an officer of the museum.

In the Main Church

In the Convento Museum

In the Ayuxi Chapel

Santos in the Church of Santa María Zaachila[edit]

Information and background was provided in 1991 by a custodian.

Santos in the Church of San Lorenzo Zimatlán[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Images that were added to this page by Claire and Richard Stracke are part of a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1991.
  2. Comments under the section headings refer only to images that were added to this page by Claire and Richard Stracke.