Conques Abbey Images

Detail of the Last Judgment Tympanum (1107-25) over the west door. Saint Foy lies prostrate in prayer before the Hand of God, interceding on behalf of believers. Her blue cloak and clasped hands associate her with the Virgin Mary. Behind her, only partially seen here, is a representation of the Church of St. Foy itself, including the altar with a chalice for the Eucharist and prisoners' chains left as ex-votos. Running along the divider is part of a lengthy inscription describing the virtues and joys of the redeemed, which also aptly describe St. Foy. Above her are the words "joy in heaven" (AD CELI GAVDIA) and below are "the gentle" and "friends of piety." Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
4952
Title
Saint Foy at Prayer
Date
July 7, 2008
Location
Places
Date
July 7, 2008
Coordinates
44.5992420° N, 2.3981310° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
200
Iso
100
Original Filename
xti_0994pl.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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