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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.

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.

St. Trophime Monastery, Arles, France

Over 900 year old statue of a Saint in the St-Trophime monastery in Arles, France

St. John  left  and St. Peter  right , facade, Saint Trophime

John (left) and St. Peter (right), facade, Saint Trophime

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.

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.

Kilpeck Church (aka the Parish Church of St Mary and St David in Kilpeck), located in Herefordshire near the Welsh border, is home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculpture in England

“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.

Saint Foy Abbey Church View of Tympanum Last Judgement detail Relief Sculpture, ca. 1125-50 Conques, France

Saint Foy Abbey Church View of Tympanum Last Judgement detail Relief Sculpture, ca.

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La Lande-de-Fronsac - Le portail de l'église

La Lande-de-Fronsac - Le portail de l'église

Autun Cathedral St-Lazare - Tympanum by Gislebertus -  A devil figure appears from the jaws of hell to pull in a few more souls for the new members night, whilst an angel trumpets.

Autun Cathedral St-Lazare - Tympanum by Gislebertus - lado derecho A devil figure appears from the jaws of hell to pull in a few more souls for the new members night, whilst an angel trumpets.