This modest former capilla familiar follows the pattern of the other Ixtla area chapels. Although lacking towers or an imposing dome the chapel boasts a handsome, rounded doorway framed by ornamental jambs carved with a grutesco design of stylized vines and bunches of grapes.
|door jamb with grutesco carving|
Like the other capillas too, the chapel interior is painted with floral ornament in a style related to the doorjambs, as well as with figures of animals and archangels. The murals are currently in poor condition and await restoration.
|Capilla Segunda de Najar, venados|
text © 2014 Richard D. Perry. images courtesy of Niccolò Brooker and Diana Roberts.
video by Sergio Serrano