11 juin 2007

The furnace bridge of the church Notre-Dame d' Avenas

The remarkable carved and classified furnace bridge, with its Christ in majesty surrounded of the twelve apostles and the representation of the foundation of the church, make of it one of the wonders of the clunisian Romanesque art finishing the XIIth century. The inscription under the subject of the foundation, right face of the furnace bridge, is prone to polemic.(RE) X LUDOVICVS PIVS AND VIRTVTIS AMCVSOFFERED AEECLESIAM RECIPIT INTIVS ISTAMLAPADE BISSENA FLVITVRVS IVLIVS IBATGOVERNED BITS FVGAT OBPOSITV AD INTITUM (it... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Pilasters of the church of Avenas

The apse in half dome of the church of Avenas is decorated with pilasters. There are 4 of them (ground, matter), separating 3 windows. These pilasters, or posts, look curiously like some pillars of the church of Belleville, (which of egg or hen…) but also with some pillars of the church of Beaujeu, and several pillars of the crypt of Tournus. It would seem that they can be dated from IXth century… They are Roman in their design, but do not have anything naive, as we will be able to study it further.The first pillar ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Church Notre-Dame d' Avenas

The village is located on an old Roman way going from Lyon has Autun, not far from the forest close to the collar Barrel in Avenas (760 m). This way is known under the name of Shoed Chemin or Way of the Romans. One knows by the Romans whom the area was inhabited at the time of the invasion of Gaule but there only exists very little of vestiges of this past. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, between 880 and 910, the cistercians monks melt a monastery and build a church of Roman style between 1088 and 1150. The village... [Lire la suite]
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