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There the fruit is hung from the twisted ropes of the Monumento along with cypress boughs and scarlet bromeliad flowers. Two other long wooden frames decorated with cypress and flowers are tied to the sides of the monument to create a diagonal slope, mirroring the shape of the altarpiece behind it. The decoration of the Monumento is sufficiently heavy that it obscures the altarpiece behind it other than the summit and crestal tree, although a portal is left open at the lower center directly in front of the niche of Santiago so that the saint can be seen. As a result, the saint may conceptually have the power to come and go as he pleases. The Monumento thus represents a foliated version of the altarpiece as the home of the saints.

Decorating the Monumento.