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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Sculptor Quirio Cataño

 
 
Sculptor Quirio Cataño Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2014
1. Sculptor Quirio Cataño Marker
Inscription. En esta ilustre ciudad vivio el maestro de la colonia

1595 "Quirio Cataño" 1995
Escultor del milagroso Cristo Negro de Esquipulas. Para eterna memoria rinden tributo: El Comite del IV Centenario con sede en Esquipulas y la revista: Nuestra Cuaresma

La Antigua Guatemala 12 de Marzo de 1995

English translation:
In this illustrious city lived the master of the colony 1595 "Quirio Cataño" 1995

Sculptor of the miraculous Black Christ of Esquipulas. To his eternal memory in tribute from: The 400th Anniversary Committee based in Esquipulas and the magazine: Nuestra Cuaresma (Our Lent)

La Antigua Guatemala March 12 1995
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 14° 33.398′ N, 90° 44.031′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on 5ta Avenida Norte just north of 5ta Avenida Norte and 5ta Calle Poniente, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is found on the southwest corner of Antigua's Central Park, in front of the Captaincy General building. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker);
Sculptor Quirio Cataño Marker wide view image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2014
2. Sculptor Quirio Cataño Marker wide view
Antigua's Cathedral of San José is in the background.
Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Adrian Recinos Born in this House (about 90 meters away); First Printing Press in Central America (about 90 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 90 meters away); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Sculptor Quirio Cataño. Quirio Cataño was a Portuguese sculptor that lived and worked in Guatemala during the late 1500s. His one documented work, the Black Christ of Esquipulas, is widely revered in Central America. The shrine at Esquipulas is a major pilgrimage center for Catholics in the region.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial Era
 
Replica of the Black Christ of Esquipulas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 14, 2014
3. Replica of the Black Christ of Esquipulas
Many different versions of the Black Christ have been made throughout the years. This version can be found in Guatemala City's Cathedral and was made by Juan José Urruela in 1953.
Quirio Cataño's Black Christ at Esquipulas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
4. Quirio Cataño's Black Christ at Esquipulas
 
 
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