Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Source: Bradley Smith, Mexico: a History in Art. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Company, 1968, p. 195.
Image: One of the two main paintings of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. This one is by Juan de Miranda. For a good Internet page on images of Sor Juana, see this page: => she-philosopher. By contrast, the painting of Sor Juana that is on the home page for HUM 2461 is by Miguel Cabrera (1698).
Homework: Identify seven major images and elements in this painting. Analyze them, and evaluate them in their separate parts and as parts of a whole. What is this painting communicating?