Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 07/18/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2012



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lion
corbel
Poitou-Charentes
Rioux
Charente-Maritime
Saintonge
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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 apse of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption has an enormous richness on Romanesque carvings. The corbels depict musicians, acrobats, mythical animals, dangerous chimerae and other threatening creatures. All of them are masterly carved compared to these lions. They are roaring on a capital under the roof.

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Sonja
Sonja
I just hope that are two, otherwise the bum of this Garfield must be even more scary than the face!
5 years ago.