Colonial Mexico: Guadalupe

Image of Guadalupe
Virgen de Guadalupe. Source:  Antonio de Torres, LA County Museum of Art

What were effects of exchanges at Tenochtitlán / Mexico City in the 16th through 18th centuries?

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The Virgin of Guadalupe is an image and a religious practice that shows the synthesis of Nahua/Mesoamerican and European Catholic religions in colonial Mexico City and the Spanish colony of New Spain. This set explores the origins of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Nahua and European practice and supports student inquiry analysis on the visual attributes of her portrayals and the stories about her, along with Spanish Catholic efforts to convert Mesoamericans.