Montceaux-l'Etoile
(Saône-et-Loire, France)
Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2012
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.
West portal, one set of historiated capitals and in Palmier mode. This would seem to be (from the style in the palm trees) before Etampes or Chartres and about contemporary with the Saint-Denis west portal. Where the figures are concerned, only Saint-Loup-de-Naud is earlier.


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