Saturday, 24 October 2020

La Croix Hosanniere de Moeze

Every heard of a croix hosannière ('hosanna cross')? Nope, us neither. But we kept seeing signs for one when we took a short break in the Charente-Maritime back in June, so in the end we gave in and went to look at it.

 

Hosanna cross, Moeze, Charente-Maritime, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

The structure is 16th century, located in the cemetery. It is a rare monument in the region with its Corinthian colonnade whose four corners are oriented to the four cardinal points and surmounted by a pyramid ending with a cross.

Hosanna cross, Moeze, Charente-Maritime, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

 

And that's it -- the limit of what we have been able to find out about it. But our reading has revealed that there is one at Villaine les Rochers, in the Loire Valley, too, so we had better go and check it out sometime.


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2 comments:

chm said...


it looks like that in most instances the croix is atop a column-like structure. This one is unique because it stands atop an ancient-looking temple-like structure.

Susan said...

Yes, that was the best I could come up with too.

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