Saint-Loup-de-Naud
(Seine-et-Marne, France)
Saint-Loup-de-Sens
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2003, 2009, 2014
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.
Apse and transepts built from north to south as ground much lower, in many campaigns; as apse walls rose the first two bays of the nave were begun, with the north first then the south.
Completion of east with solid vaults and domes; two eastern nave bays to the roof; crossing tower.
Bases etc to nave w3-7; base of stairs before layout for the portal, see MCS #29
Nave caps and arcade arches, ws2 aisles vault with ws3 and nave windows.
Portal capitals, figures, tympanum and archivolts
Coursing over nave arches and complete the groin vaults in aisles
Nave clerestory capitals, arch to w3 and w2 barrel vault.
Porch caps on west, outer archivolt arch and vault over sculpture.
Triple arcade to room over porch with capitals; complete nave vaults and side walls and roof over both.


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