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A new Jerusalem in the Americas—the convento of Acolman
San Agustín de Acolman’s style suggests a protective function, and may have referenced the temple of Jerusalem, celebrating Mexico as a “New Jerusalem” where the Christian faith could flourish.
Murals from New Spain, San Agustín de Acolman
Why are these murals in the cloister of Acolman painted in only black and white?
Atrial Cross at Acolman
The convento atrium was a place for preaching. This cross taught new converts about Christianity.