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Murals over the Sacristy Door

Funerary murals over the sacristy door, partially overlapping one another. The main painting depicts the canon Guillaume Gauthier (d.1280) kneeling in prayer before the Virgin and Child. On the right is an angel holding a candle, representing the Feast of Candlemas or Purification of the Virgin. The date appears in Roman numerals at bottom right. On the far left, in a similar architectural scene, is the kneeling figure of Guillaume de Jeu (d.c.1300-10). The largest mural, which was painted over that of the Virgin and Child, features canon Jean Coustave (d.1452) in a scene with two mountains and flying warrior angels.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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