Amiens Cathedral: Band of reliefs, two rows of quatrefoils

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Description

Scenes of agriculture (labors of the months, March, April, May shown) below, signs of the Zodiac above.

The cathedral, dedicated to Notre-Dame, is a classic example of 13th-century architecture and sculpture. Built between 1220 and ca. 1270, it replaced a complex of episcopal buildings. The names of the architects are known from the labyrinth (destroyed 18th century; reconstructed 1894-1897) that in 1288 was set into the floor of the nave: Robert de Luzarches, Thomas de Cormont and Regnault de Cormont. The cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, with the greatest interior volume (estimated at 200,000 m³).

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Decorative arts

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • +49.895+2.302222

  • Amiens, Picardy, France: Place Notre-Dame

  • Amiens

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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