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Mission San Xavier Del Bac

A Guide to Its Iconography

Mission San Xavier Del Bac( )
Author: Lange, Yvonne
Ahlborn, Richard E.
ISBN:978-0-8165-2201-9
Publication Date:Nov 2004
Publisher:University of Arizona Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

Unique among mission churches of the northern borderlands of colonial Mexico for its ornate architecture and rich iconography, San Xavier del Bac south of Tucson is a pilgrimage destination for countless devotees and tourists. Passing through the façade entry to stand in the nave, one is dazzled by the transept and sanctuary altarpieces of sculpture niches and baroque pilasters, as well as the expanse of the frescoed ceiling. This book is the first study of the iconography...
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