A Plethora of Apotropaic Paintings

In the photograph below you will see a great many different painted apotropaic marks which decorate this Ethiopian Church, namely Yimrahanna Kristos cave church, dating to the early 11th century in Lalibela, looking down from every arch, wall panel and every ceiling panel upon the occupants.

They consist of pentacles, crosses of many types, flowers of life and labyrinthic meandering geometric shapes.

Yimrahanna Kristos Cave Church, Early 11th Century, Lalibela

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