Penitential Crosses

Refers to large crosses carried or dragged by penitents during Holy Week processions, or to images of crosses emblazoned on the garments of penitents.

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32945
Names
penitential crosses
penitential cross
croci penitenziali Italian
croce penitenziale Italian
croix de pénitent French
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300299856. The J. Paul Getty Trust.