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Photo of Autun Cathedral

Tympanum: Christ in Majesty (Detail)

Detail of Christ in Majesty from the west tympanum, sculpted by Gislebertus around 1130. In 1766, when Autun's canons covered the tympanum with a thick layer of plaster, Christ's head kept protruding out of the plaster. So they hacked it off and cast it aside; it was later discovered and has been returned to its proper place.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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