Statues - Hither & Thither

Spain
Cruz de Tejeda
(Tejeda)
Gran Canaria

Canarias

Plaza del Parador Nacional

Cruz de Tejeda

Tejeda Cross

Santiago Santana Díaz
1971

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Description

Stone byzantine cross, with on the capital reliefs showing the Entombment of Christ (on the front) and the Ascension (on the back ).

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  1. Base: a stepped square pyramid on three levels, 1.15 m high, made of volcanic stone of La Isleta.
  2. Column.
  3. Capital, showing the Entombment of Christ (on the front) and the Ascension (on the back ), while the two sides offer other reasons for ornamentation.
  4. Byzantine Cross.

Annotation

The cross was designed after an old concrete cross on that spot. This project was led by Santiago Santana Diaz, with the suggestions made by Néstor Alamo. It was made by three carvers from Arucas (José Hernández Armas, Juan Santana Santana and Juan Pérez Rodríguez). This cross was broken into pieces in 1970 and replaced by a new cross with small adjustments sculpted by Santiago Santana.

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Locatie (N 28°0'21" - W 15°35'59")

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