Cruceiro

Melide, Galicia, Spain

This is claimed to be the oldest cruceiro in Galicia. On the side shown here we see Christ in Majesty: hands raised, crowned, posed as if seated on a throne, and wearing a full-length vestment (close-up). The figure resembles the Christ in Majesty on the north tympanum San Salvador in Sarria.

The composition on the other side is of a kind more familiar to later ages (close-up), with a half-naked corpus and three mourning figures.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.