Although there have been some later changes, most obviously in the center pavilion and possibly the upper pediment, the retablo bears key features associated with the felipense style. Narrow estípites, emblazoned with the signature “winged circle” motif and headed by opulent, elongate Composite capitals, frame the curtained sculpture niches on either side.
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At the beginning of last year we decided after ten years to taper the posts on this blog. We have done this but at year's end still have a number of items to post which we will do over the next few months on an occasional basis.
Thanks again to all our readers who have supported us over the past decade.
As is our custom we mark January 6th, El Dia de Los Reyes with images of the Three Kings from different parts of Mexico.
This year we show a variety of folkloric figures from Yucatán.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
The elevated apse, battlemented and supporting a belfry, may date from the 16th century when Tekal was a visita of Izamal.
This altarpiece rests in the apse, framed by variety of spiral columns that enclose ornate reliefs. A statue of St Peter, the titular saint, occupies the upper niche.
Monday, December 5, 2022
In a state of nearly total neglect the substantial stone structure lost its vaulted roof to a cave-in—possibly a casualty of lightning strikes or more likely the result of fierce fighting here during the 19th century Caste War.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
sober Pueblan style, and dates from the 17th century. It is divided by Doric-style pilasters, some fluted, that enclose shell niches housing sculptures of notable saints of the Order: Saint Monica and, among others, San Nicolás Tolentino, San Guillermo de Tolosa and San Juan de Sahagún.