Señor de los Temblores

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Señor de los Temblores

The Señor de los Temblores (Lord of the Earthquakes), known in Quechua as Taytacha Temblores, is a statue of the crucifixion of Jesus from Cusco Cathedral in Cusco, Peru. The image is popularly believed to have placated any further disaster caused by the 1650 earthquake.[1] It became the patron saint of Cusco,[2] and is one of the most well-known images in Peru. It was probably created in Peru by native artists around 1570, and is made of mixed materials, including sticks, plaques of agave fiber, and plaster. The black color is not the original tone but was created by the buildup of soot from candles and oil lamps, and pigment and pollen from the red ñuk'chu flowers that are showered on the statue when it is taken in procession on Holy Monday.[3]


  1. ^ Chaplik, D. (2005). Defining Latin American Art. McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786417285. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  2. ^ E, V.E.V. (1991). Taytacha Temblores: patrón jurado del Cuzco. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología CONCYTEC. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  3. ^ Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Object and Apparition: Envisioning the Christian Divine in the Colonial Andes (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013).