Thursday, May 16, 2019

San Lorenzo de Rio Tenco 3. the atrium cross

For our final post on Rio Tenco we look at the carved stone cross in the church atrium.
Currently precariously mounted on an arch spanning a disused fountain, the atrium cross is less well cared for, with peeling coats of whitewash. 
  The cross is plain with few reliefs, apart from indifferently carved fleur-de-lis finials.  
The toothy skull and bones at the foot of the cross is its most distinctive feature. 
text © 2019 Richard D. Perry
images © Niccolo Brooker

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