Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Chihuahua. Santa Ana de la Joya

The third in our survey of Chihuahua churches with painted ceilings is the modest church of Santa Ana de la Joya, near Satevó.

Like the other churches in this group, behind its simple stepped front Santa Ana boasts a long single nave with a raised choir and sanctuary arch.

Behind the modest church front, the entire nave is roofed by a wooden beamed ceiling, mostly of more recent construction. 

The exception is the older under choir, divided into sections with painted beams and on the intervening planks floral motifs and ribbon like scrolls.


text © 2021 Richard D. Perry

color images © Niccolo Brooker by gracious permission

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