Monastic Dormitory Doorway

This twelfth century doorway gave access to the stairs that led to the monks dormitory. The shafts beside the doorway are of Tournai Marble from Belgium. Above the lintel is a ‘Tympanum’ on which is carved a scene showing Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac. The ram in a thicket, caught by its’ horn can just be seen to the right with the hand of God above. *


*Information from a plaque near to the doorway.

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2012

6 Responses to “Monastic Dormitory Doorway”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    This is a fabulous monastery Cherie… it was difficult to make our the carving of the ‘Tympanum’ but your explanation helped a lot… thanks for your visits today and your courtesy with yesterdays Midnight Moonlight:)… you are a very kind. lady…peter:)

  2. It’s been weathered so badly, I can’t even see anything.
    Where’s the lamb again? ;)

  3. J_on_tour says:

    It’s amazing how these features have stood the test of time … & ol’ Henry ;-)