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(tetra: four, morph: form)

In Christian symbolism, the association of the four Evangelists with four living creatures: Matthew with the angel; Mark with the lion; Luke with the ox; and John with the eagle. 

In this photo we have the eagle of St. John.

Examples in pendentives over crossing at San Jeronimo in Tlacochahuaya:

Matthew and the Angel

Mark and the Lion

Luke and the Ox

John and the Eagle