A richly documented, well-illustrated book that studies the proliferation of miraculous images in the southern highlands of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Peru.
—The Catholic Historical Review
This is a complicated subject that has been approached in a variety of ways, and it is gratifying to find them brought together in a single, lucidly presented volume.
—Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, editor of The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito
Based on solid and thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Stanfield-Mazzi argues that images of Andean origin respond to some pre-Hispanic concepts. More importantly, she demonstrates that Andeans were active agents in Catholic image-making, creating and articulating a particularly Andean version of Catholicism.
—Carolyn Dean, author of A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock