Searching for the String: Labyrinths in Classical and Medieval Art

In Lucca, inscribed on one of the church of San Martino’s piers, is a Latin inscription and an accompanying illustration of a labyrinth dating to the 12th century. Thousands of pilgrims have traced their fingers along its grooves in the past 800 years, each using the etching to outline the difficult path taken by the believer to achieve salvation. HIC QUEM CRETICUS … More Searching for the String: Labyrinths in Classical and Medieval Art