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#12008: South Portal: Outer Archivolt Detail

Photo 12008: South Portal: Outer Archivolt Detail - Aulnay de Saintonge Church

Photo Details

Photo ID
12008
Date
2008-07-12
Location
Aulnay de Saintonge Church
Description
The outer archivolt of the south portal is the most interesting of the four, densely populated with mythical beasts and hybrid creatures. Many derive from the medieval Bestiary, in which real and mythical animals were given symbolic and moral meanings. Among the parade of characters is a siren, a sphinx, an owl and a donkey playing a harp. The figures generally face away from the center and each one is carved on a separate stone that supports the arch.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
4500 x 3000 px
File Size
9.32 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
46.022982° N, 0.355361° W
Date Digitized
July 12, 2008
Date Uploaded
August 28, 2012
Credit
Holly Hayes