Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mexican Crosses: San Pedro Martir

San Pedro Martir
For the last of our present series on the crosses of Mexico City, we look at the church of San Pedro de Verona, located close to Santo Tomás Ajusco, which boasts an atrium cross whose flamboyant finials take the regional fleur-de-lis style to an extreme.
The swirling crown of thorns at the crossing encloses an octofoil rosette at center and is framed by the luxuriant curves of the finials that, in effect, substitute for the arms and head of the cross.
photo © Diana Roberts
text © 2013 Richard Perry, images by the author except where noted.  All rights reserved

Crosses in this series: 
Coyoacán; Axotla; Chimalistac; Mixcoac; Atoyac; Huipulco; 
Sto Tomás Ajusco, San Pedro de Verona, San Pedro de Verona.
Look for our forthcoming guide to Mexican Stone Crosses

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