The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.

Cathedral of St. Lazare, Autun

The Adoration of the Magi, a stone carving from the cathedral of St. Lazare in Autun, France. Durham Cathedral would have once had similar carvings on the stone screen that stood in the transept.

Detail of the carving from the cathedral of St Lazare in Autun, France, built between 1120 and 1146. This scene shows the Adoration of the Magi (The three kings bringing gifts to the newly-born Jesus). (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

Durham Cathedral has fewer examples of figural representation than many other Romanesque buildings. However, a few remaining fragments from the stone Rood Screen which once stood in the transept indicates that the Cathedral once did have some figural carvings (See next image).