Index of Romanesque Sculpture

Romanesque font - All Saints, West Haddon

Romanesque font West Haddon, Northamptonshire


Discovered in 1887 this C12 square bowled font has carved scenes from the life of Crist on all four sides.



North Portal - Bourges Cathedral

The north portal of Bourges Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Tympanum dates from between 1160 and was part of the older church the the Gothic cathedral replaced. This portal suffered a lot of damage during the Wars of Religion in 1562.

Romanesque font - St Margaret Crick



This C12 font has a circular bowl with a bead decoration which is supported by three crouching Atlas figures supporting the red sandstone bowl.





Royal Portal - Chartres Cathedral


Since its construction in around 1150, the western portal of Chartres Cathedral, decorated with elongated late Romanesque style figures of the Kings and Queens of the Old Testament has been known as the Royal Portal.




Our Lady of Orcival - Puy-de-Dôme




Romanesque statue and popular cult object since the Middle Ages, which legend says was carved by Saint Luke the Evangelist.




Notre-Dame de Chartres

Designated a World heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres was built from between 1145 and 1250. It's high nave is spanned by ogival pointed arches to form the vault, and the walls are supported by double flying buttresses. Chartres is the first building to have used buttresses as a structural element.


Chartres Cathedral is also unique in having retained almost all of its original 12th and 13th century stained glass.

Portal Of St. Anne

The portal of St Anne on the right of the western façade was built in 1200 and is the earliest of the three portals to be built. The tympanum is actually dated to about 1150 and was once part of the earlier cathedral of St. Stephen whose western façade was once 40 metres to the west of the present Cathedral.



Richard Coeur-de-Lion - Rouen Cathedral, France

Tomb of Richard I of England (d1199). This is one of three tombs to Richard I, this one is said to contain his heart, his entrails were buried in Châlus (where he died), and the rest of his body was buried at the feet of his father, Henry II, at Fontevraud Abbey in Anjou.


Henry the Young King - Rouen Cathedral, France

Tomb of Henry the Young King (d1183) son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, brother of King Richard I of England and King John.