The Romanesque Tympanum of the Chrismon of Jaca

The Romanesque Tympanum of the Chrismon of Jaca

Behold the Lion of Judah, the root of David hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof Book of revelation 5,5   Video: West Porch Relief San Pedro de Jaca An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 2:54 The Romanesque...
The Chrismon of Aragon

The Chrismon of Aragon

  The Door of Heaven opens when he crosses this one ​     Video: Romanesque Porch Relief Santa Cruz de la Serós An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 1:42   Images of the Crucifixion are rare in large scale Romanesque sculptural ensembles....
The Chrismon

The Chrismon

The Chrismon was an early Christian symbol which generally consisted of an X superimposed over a cross bearing the Greek letters Alpha and Omega on each arm. While it largely disappeared from Western European Christian art of the medieval period, the Chrismon...
In this sign you shall conquer

In this sign you shall conquer

The Reconquista began at the battle of Covadonga in the Cantabrian mountains in 722. An eighth century chronicle recounts that, “A certain Pelayo, the swordbearer of the kings Witiza and Roderic, oppressed by the dominion of the Ishmaelites, had come to Asturias”....