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139. winged spheres

winged sphere, Recoleta Cemetery

Rarely found in Recoleta Cemetery, winged spheres seem to be a composite symbol taken from the ouroboros & angelic images such as the winged hourglass.

But evidently a century ago, the idea was important enough to include it as one of the 11 symbols on the entrance gate:

winged sphere, Recoleta Cemetery

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