Thursday, October 30, 2008

Porta Dello Zodiaco

Pisces signs marble relief on the 12th century C.E. Sacra di San Michele (Saint Michael’s Abbey) - Porta dello zodiaco (zodiac door). Look at the middle of the two sides of the capital on the right. There's no connecting cord between the fishes, and they swin in the same direction, contrary to the usual depiction.

Picture is courtesy of “gattopollo” from Flickr

The Sacra di San Michele is located on the south side of the Val di Susa, Piedmont, Italy

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