Viewing post #793871 by JRsbugs

After 13 years online, is scheduled to be shut down. Please make sure you have the contact information for all your friends, and that you download whatever content you want from this site.

You are viewing a single post made by JRsbugs in the thread called Traveling through pictures.
Nov 22, 2011 6:00 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Very interesting C, we forget what the purpose of these things are and it's good to be reminded. (The link doesn't show the article!)

This keystone tells a story for sure, the main subject is obvious. The figures surrounding I think are angels to carry Jesus to heaven.. more on angels..

A view on angels..

Would that be the crown of thorns around the circumference?

The two symbols either side, to the left looks like a flower? To the right a man's face with hair representing a quarter moon?

I think the answer lies in the darkness which fell at the time of crucifixion, it was time of the Feast of Passover which was held when the moon was full, but a darkness fell as if there was an eclipse of the sun by the moon.

The flower represents a swift passage from life to death.. but also "Many cultures connect flowers with birth, with the return of spring after winter, with life after death" with the belief that Jesus would return to earth.

Wiki article..

So interesting to try to interpret how people's beliefs are depicted in architecture.

« Return to the thread "Traveling through pictures"
« Return to A little town in the South West of France forum
« Return to the Tulipa cubit homepage


All about Tulipa genus, species, hybrids of species and other tulipa hybrids.

» Home
» Forums
» Store
» Links

Cubit owner: CLUSIANA

Admin team: