The photo was taken during Easter Week in Seville, Spain. It was during part of the Semana Santa celebrations where large numbers of people march carrying crosses, effigies etc. I don't think it has anything to do with the Magen David, as we know it, although it is just possible that the particular sect wearing this emblem had some roots in Jewish lore. I believe that there is some history of Jews in Southern Spain, though very little to be found now. I took the photo as it seemed such a contradiction - the Magen David worn by a devout Catholic!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Photo is courtesy of "canonsnapper" from Flickr who wrote to me: