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#368: Cedar Doors: Carrying Cross and Crucifixion

Photo 368: Cedar Doors: Carrying Cross and Crucifixion - Le Puy Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
368
Credit
Title
Cedar Doors: Carrying Cross and Crucifixion
Caption
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.
Geotag
45.045980° N, 3.886349° E
Uploaded
November 10, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
400