Tomb of Knight Mello d'Epoisses, 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. These tombs are in the choir of the abbey church. Originally a mausoleum, this tomb consists of a modern base supporting the recumbent statues of a knight and his wife. The helmeted knight is wearing his military garb, with his sword and armour partly covered by the arms of Mello d'Epoisses, a powerful 14th century Burgundian family. Here we see the knight's head, partly damaged, wearing his helmet and protective armour. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Tomb of Knight Mello d'Epoisses, 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. These tombs are in the choir of the abbey church. Originally a mausoleum, this tomb consists of a modern base supporting the recumbent statues of a knight and his wife. The helmeted knight is wearing his military garb, with...
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