Dourdan
(Essonne, France)
Saint-Germain-d'Auxerre
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1980-83, 2015
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
Choir walls in first two bays and to east.
Choir walls 1-3, part south arcade
Choir arcade and walls vaults 1-3. Intended crossing in the bases, denied in the aisle capitals.
Bases to W1 in walls and piers.
Nave aisle walls 5-8, as in Bonneval.
North nave arcade 5-7 and vaults
South nave arcade drums 5-8 and vaults
Choir triforium 1-3, with clerestory sills 1-2 to springing.
Nave triforium with corbel of Scarlet
Nave clerestory with bec caps and tas-de-charge
Eastern wall, west block.


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