Cour de l'Abbaye
Portail occidentale de l'abbaye
West gate of the Abbey
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.
The portal is one of the major achievements of Alsatian Romanesque sculpture.
Sources & Information
Location (N 48°23'16" - E 7°24'53")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: fral029; Photograph: 17 April 2012
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