Christ the King

11th century or 14th?
North tympanum, Church of San Salvador, Sarria (Lugo), Spain

Left and right of the figure are stylized vines. Each has six leaves bearing six fruits and is surmounted by a cross. Most likely the number 12 alludes to the Apostles and the vines to John 15:5, "I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit."

The church was first constructed in the 11th century and later renovated in the 14th. The pointed arch would suggest the later era , but the style of this image of Christ seems consistent with earlier imagery, such as the decorative reliefs shown below from Santa María del Narranco, Spain:

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.