The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.

Fleury Abbey

Detail of the choir of Fleury Abbey, an excellent example of figural carving that appeared frequently in religious Romanesque buildings in France and Italy

Detail of the choir of Fleury Abbey showing columns with figural carving. Early twelfth century. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

Many religious buildings from the Romanesque period, especially in France and Italy, had extremely detailed figural carving, often depicting biblical scenes. Fleury Abbey is a good example.