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Shield of the Inquisition

Shield of the Inquisition. Stone. 18th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).

Shield of the Inquisition. Stone. 18th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).

The headquarters of the Tribunal of the Holy Office had a large stone shield outside, which sported a cross, the Christian symbol, a sword to represent the persecution of heresy and an olive branch symbolizing reconciliation through repentance. This shield of the Inquisition may have been on Sant Domènec convent, headquarters of the Holy Office in Girona.

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