Stained glass window, 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 window is from the flat apse or chevet at the end of the nave of the church, and is typically Cistercian in its use of simple lines. Numerical ratios often corresponding to music were applied to the designs. The central window has a repeating fleur de lys pattern. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Stained glass window, 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 window is from the flat apse or chevet at the end of the nave of the church, and is typically Cistercian in its use of simple lines. Numerical ratios often corresponding to music were applied to the designs. The central window has...
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