Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Andlau
Bas-Rhin

Alsace

Cour de l'Abbaye
(Église Saints-Pierre-et-Paul)

Portail occidentale de l'abbaye

West gate of the Abbey


1130/40

Andlau /  Portail occidentale de l'abbaye   Andlau /  Portail occidentale de l'abbaye

Description

In the tympan a relief showing Jesus on his throne handing over the keys to Saint Peter and the Law (book) to Saint Paul. The lintel shows the story of Adam and Eve: the creation of Eve, the original sin and the eviction from the Garden of Eden. The portal is framed with foliage scrolls and human couples surmounted by small arcades.

Andlau - Portail

Annotation

The portal is one of the major achievements of Alsatian Romanesque sculpture.

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Location (N 48°23'16" - E 7°24'53")

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