Capitals in the cloister, 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. The 36m cloister dates from the 12th century and these capitals are carved with stylised leaf designs typical of Cistercian art. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Capitals in the cloister, 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. The 36m cloister dates from the 12th century and these capitals are carved with stylised leaf designs typical of Cistercian art. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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