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CHURCH OF SAN PEDRO (TERUEL)



The capitals supporting the arches are decorated with Romanesque motifs. At all the corners are little pinecone motifs or schematized faces. The faces facing the front are visible and are done in a complicated manner since they continue around the corners.

CAPITELES DE LA ARQUERÍA DEL PRIMER CUERPO

On one of these we can see the sculpted keys of Saint Peter. On another is the composition of a four-footed animal.

2 CAPITEL CON LAS LLAVES DE SAN PEDRO 3 CAPITEL ROMANICO

The most curious of these motifs appear on various capitals of these friezes and on one of the windows of the upper floor. It shows the “hamsa” or hand of Fatima, a North African sign introduced into Spain by the Almohads, and documented to the first half of the 13th century on patterned ceramics. Its meaning symbolizes fundamentally the faith of Islam and protection against evil forces.

4 CAPITEL CON LA MANO DE FÁTIMA 5 MANO DE FÁTIMA EN CAPITEL 6 CAPITEL CON LA MANO DE FÁTIMA

MANO DE FÁTIMA EN CAPITEL

There are also circular and cruciform motifs, and some others difficult to identify.

8 MOTIVO CIRCULAR EN CAPITEL 9 CAPITEL CON CRUZ 10 CAPITEL ROMANICO

The most numerous have striated motifs.

11 CAPITEL ROMANICO 12 CAPITEL ROMANICO 13 CAPITEL CON MOTIVO CIRCULAR 14 CAPITEL ROMANICO

15 CAPITEL ESTRIADO 16 CAPITEL ESTRIADO 17 CAPITEL ESTRIADO 18 CAPITEL ESTRIADO

 

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