The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Abbey of St Pierre de Moissac

Detail of the stone pier in the doorway of the Abbey of St. Pierre de Moissac, France, circa 1100. The carving depicts St. Jeremiah, and is remarkably well preserved. Both the detail, and the expressive manner in which the scene is depicted, indicate that the sculptor was truly a master. It is thought that he also worked in Spain, at the monastery of St. Domingo de Silos.  Then as now, exceptionally talented individuals were much sought after, and thus applied their skills around the world.

Detail of the stone pier in the doorway of the Abbey of St Pierre de Moissac, France, circa 1100. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

The carving depicts St Jeremiah, and is remarkably well preserved. Both the detail, and the expressive manner in which the scene is depicted indicate that the sculptor was truly a master. It is thought that he also worked in Spain, at the monastery of St Domingo de Silos.  Then as now, exceptionally talented individuals were much sought after, and thus applied their skills around the world.