As a punishment for two Moriscos and their companions it was established that they should pay for building a new “humilladero” and a “new cross ” in the place where the previous one (allegedly destroyed) used to be. The structure should have “four pillars and a roof”. The cross was built and this gave great satisfaction to the nearby villages and places that had heard of the crime and were scandalised by it.
A “humilladero” was a devotional place that was usually found at the entrances or exits of villages and along roads with a cross or image. In Aragon the name was given to a construction in the form of a kiosk or baldachin, open on all sides, which served to house a pillar or a crucifix, and which was located next to the main road, on the outskirts of the villages.
The Moriscos Luis Rebollo and Juan Cigueba were ordered as punishment that “se hiziese a su costa y de otros que parecieron culpados en el caso se hiziese un humilladero y cruz nueva en la parte donde estava la otra con quatro pilares y cubierta por arrivar de la fuerte”, and finally “hizose la dicha cruz que dio mucha satisfacion y contento a los pueblos y lugares cercanos que avian tenido noticia del delicto y estavan escandalizados del”.
Borja Franco Llopis, Noticias sobre arte y devoción del Quinientos aragonés a través de la documentación inquisitorial, Boletín del Museo e Instituto Camón Aznar, 107, 2011, pp. 77-92; Maria Carmen Gonzalez Monge, Los Humilladeros de la provincia de Zaragoza, Narria: Estudios de artes y costumbres populares 51-52, 1990, pp. 3-8.