Beaumont-du-Périgord Travel Guide

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    Decoative South Door
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    Carved Bracket Figure
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    The Altar
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    See the Church Treasures

    by hquittner Written May 8, 2009

    The church houses some old objects in its darkness but we had no literature to guide us. There were fragments of old statues of a King and a Queen and a fine statute of a Prophet(?), as well as monstrances and reliquaries (remnants of a church treasury?).

    A Queen A King A Prophet Monstrance &Reliquary
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    Enter the Church of St.-Front

    by hquittner Written May 8, 2009

    The dark 13C church interior has a vaulted nave with some Gothic style windows. The altar has a flat apse with a modest traceried window faced with colorful but not ancient glass. A few of the columns and brackets bear ancient sculpted figures similar to those on the facade.

    Nave View to Apse Window Nave Vaulting Apse Window (detail) Carved Bracket Figure The Altar
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    Examine the West Facade Gallery of...

    by hquittner Written May 8, 2009

    The gallery above the portal displays a balustrade supported by a cornice of blocks . Their exposed faces are carved with varying styles and subjects with figures ranging from a hunting scene to a Siren (mermaid). They are like the works of an earlier generation of sculptors, but are amusing to study. The figures do not seem to have any programatic purpose, most puzzling.

    A Lion at the End The Hunters and Dogs The Quarry Weird Winged Animals Faces
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