Left: south end of west front; center and right: south side
Angelic capitalsHere is another example of the fusion of Indian and European themes--here the angels have wings of turkey feathers (the turkey as an indigenous bird).
Views of the north side and domeThe wide buttress is very evident here.
Details of the towers--the north one with herm-like pilasters
Reliefs from the earlier Zapotec site, now embedded in the wall of the churchCenter: a figure carrying something/making an offering;
right: geometric designs similar to those at Mitla.
Figures of male and female deities--the female identified by the triangular cloth, the male associated with the sun
The barrel-vaulted naveUnlike the carvings at the entrance portal (probably original), this interior (later) is fairly typically European Christian, with evangelist symbols and events in Christ's life depicted in the dome.
Foliage motifs as "filler"One has to go to Ravenna Italy (see the much earlier Orthodox Baptistry) to see foliage so colorful and sinuous.
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