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HIAA1631 Authority, Identity, and Visual Culture in Colonial Latin America

Virgen Niña

Ornately dressed girl holding distaff, surrounded by flower garland

Unknown Peruvian artist. The Child Virgin Spinning. 17th century. Luna Collection.

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Baroque carved church facade

Cristóbal Gómez. Portal of the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Lima, Peru. 1591. Photograph by McKay Savage via Creative Commons license.