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Eglise de Loc Envel

Historic site and monument ,  Wayside cross and parish enclosures ,  Church in Loc-Envel

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  • 16th century triple stone cross, one of the oldest in Brittany. It consists of three vertical crosses (one bigger than the others) above a cruciform stone block. It is 1.83m high, making the first level of sculptures above the average man's head. The foreground shows a horseman keeping guard at Christ's feet. Behind him, Saint-Paul, with a sword in his hand, and Saint-Peter holding a key. Above them, on a plinth carved into the shape of an anvil, Jesus is represented bound to the cross. On...
    16th century triple stone cross, one of the oldest in Brittany. It consists of three vertical crosses (one bigger than the others) above a cruciform stone block. It is 1.83m high, making the first level of sculptures above the average man's head. The foreground shows a horseman keeping guard at Christ's feet. Behind him, Saint-Paul, with a sword in his hand, and Saint-Peter holding a key. Above them, on a plinth carved into the shape of an anvil, Jesus is represented bound to the cross. On either side, two thieves are writhing on their crosses, as if the storm had contorted their bodies, their