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Thaon - Saint-Pierre

Thaon - Saint-Pierre
Saint-Pierre is a Romanesque church in the middle of the countryside.
The tower was erected late 11th century. The church was once built in the basilica style, but the side aisles were destroyed in the early 18th century. Under the roof of Saint-Pierre is a long row of interesting corbels.

The medieval artist, who carved them, was very creative and so here are some unusual corbels. I had found already one cyclops (previous upload), but next to the climber (left) is another one. This cyclops is obviously devouring a soul! This is the only church I found in France so far with two cyclopes.

Find more examples of this rare species are under the previous upload.

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