sacred and profane themes

The Chapel of the Crucifix’s portal is characterised by the presence of decorations with sacred and profane themes, which intertwine with each other. In particular, we notice the presence of two eagles, a bird with Archbishop Ruano’s coat of arms, dogs, hares, birds in pairs, griffins, snakes, turtles, snails and lizards. A similar cycle can be seen in the capitals of the Monreale cloister.