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#1605: Apse Frescoes

Photo 1605: Apse Frescoes - Poitiers Baptistery

Photo Details

Photo ID
1605
Date
2008-07-14
Location
Poitiers Baptistery
Description
Frescoes in the east apse of the Baptistère Saint-Jean in Poitiers, depicting Christ in Majesty surrounded by the Symbols of the Four Evangelists and St. Peter on the left. The baptistery was built around 360, making it the oldest church in France. This apse was added in the 7th century; its vault frescoes date from the 11th or 12th century. The frescoes on the walls depict scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist and date from the 13th century.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3814 x 2475 px
File Size
7.82 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
46.579509° N, 0.348617° E
Date Digitized
July 14, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Credit
David Joyal