The Melide Cruceiro: Detail, top front with Christ in Majesty

A triumphant Christ presides from the cross as in the crucifixes of the first millenium. His hands are raised, he wears a true crown and a full-length vestment, and his posture makes him seem seated on a throne.

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