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Door of the Ourscamp church choir

LS 3633

Date : 1202 | Medium : Wrought Iron


This door occupied a central place in the choir of the Ourscamp Cistercian church (in the country of Oise) in the early thirteenth century. Its decorative motifs are laid out in tiered rows in a false symmetry of scrolls which taper and close in a polished eye. The key bindings suggest nets held by forged chains. The balance of each of the two doors echoes the golden number.