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#671: Capital: Bird-Like Sphinxes

Photo 671: Capital: Bird-Like Sphinxes - Chauvigny Church

Photo Details

Photo ID
671
Date
2008-07-15
Location
Chauvigny Church
Description
Sphinxes or manticores. Inspired by art from the Near East, these mythical creatures with a lion's body, long bird-like neck and woman's face are depicted symmetrically on all four sides of the capital. Detail of Romanesque capital in the choir, mid-12th century. St-Pierre, Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
2517 x 3822 px
File Size
6.70 MB
ISO
800
Geotag
46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
Date Digitized
July 15, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes