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Cross on San Salvador Church, Merlán

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Carved on the lintel of the Church of San Salvador, Merlán, Galicia, Spain.

A four branched version of the Triquetra.

The carving is centrally placed between two trees (figs?), one flourishing and the other one in apparently poor condition. A circle (the sun?) carved above the flourishing tree. Rudolf Koch shows a similar shape, with overlaid circle as an exorcism symbol. This church is on 'el Camino Primitivo' pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. Spanish guide book describes the trees as "Apocalyptic".


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has crossing lines.

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