Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Tara Zanardi

Second Advisor

Maria Loh

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizarri


Statue paintings created in the colonial Andes are extraordinary artworks infused with elements that represent local beliefs and rituals. This study investigates this tradition through The Met’s Our Lady of Cocharcas to reveal the stunning complexity of religious visual art produced during the late colonial period.



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