This article analyzes the coronation ceremony of Ferdinand VI in the Mariana Islands and the funeral rites of his father, Philip V that preceded it as a Baroque representation of power (1747). They were, in fact, two complementary functions that Alejandra Osorio has referred to as the «Two Faces of Janus», that were oriented to represent the figure of the Spanish monarch and to reinforce loyalty and fidelity among the subjects of the islands situated on the fringe of the empire.
Coello De La Rosa, A. (2010). El fénix en Las Marianas (1747). Revista de Indias. https://doi.org/10.3989/revindias.2010.025