Boss on rib vaults in Monks' room, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. This detail shows the carved stone boss at the junction of two ribs in the vaulted ceiling of the Scriptorium or Monks' room. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Boss on rib vaults in Monks' room, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. This detail shows the carved stone boss at the junction of two ribs in the vaulted ceiling of the Scriptorium or Monks' room. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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