"Study the Voussoirs Above the Tympanum" Oloron-Sainte-Marie Things to Do Tip by hquittner

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  The Holy Lamb
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The broad width above the tympanum has four arcades with the middle two levels comprised of sculpted blocks. The upper of these contains the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse surrounding a central group that displays the Holy Lamb and Angels. Each Elder has a viol or rebec in one hand and perfumes in the other one. In subtle ways each king has a different appearance and details in the instruments and how they are held. This is one of only a small number of such creations before 1200.

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  • Written Feb 14, 2010
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