"This book is a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture publication initiative, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Women's Religious Pathways in New Spain -- Chapter 2. New Spanish Portraiture and Portraits of Nuns -- Chapter 3. Euro-Christian Precedents in the Crowned-Nun Image -- Chapter 4. Indigenous Contributions to Convent Arts and Culture -- Chapter 5. The Profession Portrait in a Time of Crisis -- Chapter 6. Colonial Identity Rhetorics -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Offering a pioneering interpretation of the "crowned nun" portrait, this book explores how visual culture contributed to local identity formation in Mexico"-- Provided by publisher.