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Ashlar with rosette

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Ashlar with rosette

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Location Tudela, Spain
Country Spain
City Tudela

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Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.0664,-1.6092



Summary

This is a fragment of an ashlar made of limestone, one of whose faces has been decorated by a six-pointed star inscribed in a circle and with a rosette at the centre of the star. This rosette, found in Padre Ubillos street in 1986 when the wall of a lean-to was being knocked down backing onto one of the stretches of the Islamic wall, may have been placed on the now disappeared Calahorra Gate to protect the city from the evil genies which come from the northwest, facing the area from where the prevailing winds come («north wind»). Similar examples can be found at the Gormaz Fortress (Soria).

The ashlar is currently on show to the public at the Synagogue.


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Tudela



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