Off the cloister, Moissac

Walkway of a gallery and a door off a gallery

Although most of the monastery buildings no longer exist, this small chapel is right off one of the galleries.

Monumental sculpture of the Annunciation, no longer in situ

The elongated figures and linear style are similar to some of the works on the south porch.

Works in the entryway to the cloister--a little museum

These are fragments of mosaic floors with geometric designs.

Works in the entryway to the cloister--a little museum

This capital is similar to many in the cloister with fantastic animals on the abacus and foliate motifs combined with animal heads on the faces.

Works Consulted or Quoted:
M. F. Hearn. Romanesque Sculpture: The Revival of Monumental Stone Sculpture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1981.
Meyer Schapiro. The Sculpture of Moissac. NY: Braziller, 1985.
M. Alison Stones. Extensive medieval website.

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