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    by hquittner Written Apr 23, 2009

    The cloisters are as old as the church but part of them was redone in the Gothic period. It does not contain any elaborate stone carving and so is only worth a quick look.

    The Gothic Gallery The Enclosure
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    by hquittner Written Apr 23, 2009

    There are more examples of the art works in the church. Note again the archaic capitals and a wooden statue.

    The Last Supper in the Reredos A Wooden Statue An Alabaster Pieta An Archaic Human Figure Symbolic Birds
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    by hquittner Written Apr 23, 2009

    The single aisle church has a typically dark Romanesque interior making photography difficult. The columns are topped by archaic carved capitals, not as detailed as the more advanced ones at Moissac. In a side area is a striking 16C Entombment group with two women supporting the Virgin, while two disciples hold the shroud and the Magdalene cries; Joseph pf Arimethia watches. A surprizing number of various statuary, basreliefs and other carvings are to be seen: a number of polychromed alabaster plaques looking like the 15C "mass produced" ones from Nottingham made of alabaster like those we saw at the Cluny in Paris (See Our Paris>Cluny Museum Tips) and a bas-relief stone carved reredos of the "Life of Christ"

    Entombment Nave View of Main Altar Altar Reredos of Life of Christ Alabaster Religious Plaques (15C)
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