"Toledo", Briefs, Country, Spain

Roman frescoes Mosque of “Cristo de la Luz”

The Romanesque frescoes found inside the Old Chapel of Cristo de la Luz in Toledo, Spain, date back to the first quarter of the thirteenth century. Although they show deterioration, we can see a work achieved with great style. The frescoes depict the usual “Maiestas Domini” or Christ in Majesty, accompanied by the four signs of “Tetramorfos”, or the representation of the evangelists.

The best preserved is the image of Christ carrying the book and with his right hand in blessing position. The almond mystique background is blue with stars, representing the sky. The other well preserved and restored image is of the eagle figure representing the evangelist St. John in the upper right corner. At the bottom right one finds is the excellently shaped image of the lion representing St. Mark, although the head is missing.

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