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#676: Capital: Manticores (Sphinxes)

Photo 676: Capital: Manticores (Sphinxes) - Chauvigny Church

Photo Details

Photo ID
676
Credit
Title
Capital: Manticores (Sphinxes)
Caption
Sphinxes or manticores (lions with human heads) with wings, tails that turn into human hands, curly beards, open mouths and joined heads. Opposing corners are filled with human heads. The manticore is a creature of Persian origin. Detail of Romanesque capital in the choir, mid-12th century. St-Pierre, Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Geotag
46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800