Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 07/18/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2011



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portal
archivolt
Poitou-Charentes
Rioux
Charente-Maritime
Saintonge
France
facade
17
style saintongeais


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Rioux - Notre-Dame de l’Assomption

Rioux - Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
Not much is known about the history of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, an outstanding example of the specific "style saintongeais".

As the structure is so masterly built and has such sophisticated carvings, it is believed, that this was a priory church, when it was built mid of the 12th century.

The lower half of the facade. The mandorla (see previous upload) is hidden behind the leaves. There is one large arch with four archivolts. four pillars on either side flank the entrance. The archivolts are decorated with floral and symmetric desings.

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