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Chapelle du Sépulcre
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Chaource
mise au tombeau
Champagne-Ardenne
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Maitre de Chaource


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Chaource - Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Chaource - Saint-Jean-Baptiste 

The town of Chaource (pop. 1100) is known for the Chaource cheese and the church dedicated to Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

The choir was part of a church built within the 14th century, but from 1531 on the old nave got teared down and was replaced by nave and aisles seen here.

Steps lead down to the "Chapelle du Sépulcre", where the famous entombment is placed. The "mise au tombeau" was created by an unidentified sculptor, known under the name "Maitre de Chaource" around 1515.

Scholars are still discussing the identity of the Master, but - just like the much older "Maître de Cabestany" -, the name may stand for a studio or a workshop. There are more than a hundred of carvings in this typical, very realistic style in the Champagne area, attributed to him.


A detail of the entombment: Saint John created by the "Maitre de Chaource".

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