Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Florida, USA.
"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