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Medium: 
building stone, ashlar, architecture
Dimensions: 
approx. 12,120' x 12,120' (4,000 m x 4,000 m)
Tradition: 
Roman Catholic
Place of Origin: 
PeruCuscoCuzco
Date: 
1564-1654
ID: 
13041
Notes: 

While the cornerstone of the Cathedral was laid in 1560 and work was begun under Spanish architects Miguel de Veramendi and Juan Correa, funds ran out in 1564 and work temporarily halted. Construction did not resume until the 1570s, and it was later interrupted once more by a massive earthquake in 1650. The Cathedral was finally dedicated in 1654. El Triunfo (The Triumph), the sacrarium on the south side of the Cathedral was built in 1729-1732. For further information see Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Object and Apparition: Envisioning the Christian Divine in the Colonial Andes (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013), 89-93. Photographs © Emily Floyd.