The Carolingians and Ottonians both excelled in carved ivory. In terms of larger sculpture, the best known Carolingian work is a set of doors at Aachen Cathedral. The most famous large Ottonian works are the bronze Bernward Doors and Bernward Column, both commissioned by the bishop Bernward at a German cathedral (St Mary’s Cathedral, Hildesheim), and the wooden Gero Crucifix, which exceeds life-size.
ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, France - Church of St. Trophime, Arles The facade ornamentation, usually telling a biblical history, emphasized the porch of the cathedral. The design of facade is similar to many Pilgrimage churches of France and Spain.