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The Vine Cross – Croix feuilles de vigne


The Vine Cross is known in heraldry as a Foliated Cross or erroneously, an Ivy Cross. Curiously, it is not a common Christian symbol. I was not able to find any information on this cross in front of the church at Rilly-sur-Loire (below).

La Croix feuilles de vigne n’est pas semble-t-il un symbole chrétien répandu. Je n’ai pas réussi à trouver des informations concernant cette croix devant l’église de Rilly-sur-Loire (voir ci-dessous).

4 replies on “The Vine Cross – Croix feuilles de vigne”

I think they appear here a lot as a response to the phylloxera crisis. A few of them have inscriptions along the lines of ‘Oh Lord, deliver us from this plague’. And of course, vines => wine => blood of Christ.

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