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#365: Cedar Doors: Magi Before Herod?

Photo 365: Cedar Doors: Magi Before Herod? - Le Puy Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
365
Date
2008-06-14
Location
Le Puy Cathedral
Description
Detail of the Cedar Doors, which despite their name are carved of pine. These splendid doors from the mid-12th-century show strong Arab influence, which would have been derived both from contact with Muslim Spain and the Crusades. The left door is carved with reliefs of the Nativity of Christ; the right door depicts the Passion of Christ. The reliefs are surrounded by mock Kufic script and Latin inscriptions in a similar style.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3195 x 2316 px
File Size
5.24 MB
ISO
800
Geotag
45.045980° N, 3.886349° E
Date Digitized
June 14, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 10, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes