"See the Museum's Early Stone Art Works (2)" Chateau Comtal Museum Tip by hquittner

Chateau Comtal Museum, Carcassonne: 7 reviews and 28 photos

  The Ablutional Basin (early 12C)
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  • The Ablutional Basin (early 12C) - Carcassonne
      The Ablutional Basin (early 12C)
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  • Antependium and Capitals - Carcassonne
      Antependium and Capitals
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  • A Fine Capital - Carcassonne
      A Fine Capital
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  • Funerary Objects - Carcassonne
      Funerary Objects
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  • A Detail - Carcassonne
      A Detail
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Furnishings of the period of the Castle (12-13C) are rare but many pieces from excavations from Roman and Visigothic times, and from the Church of St. Nazaire before it was restored, are displayed in the Gallo-Roman and Romanesque rooms. In the latter is an enormous ablution basin (12C) , a sarcophagus and an antependium (altar frontal) and primitive capitals, all from St. Nazaire. Further on are disc shaped funerary steles and tombstones of the 11-12C. They all show that stone carving was still mostly simple and often primitive.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2009
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