Carved wooden choir stall with human head under the armrest, in Saint Volusian Abbey, or the Abbatiale Saint-Volusien, in Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France. The 26 choir stalls were acquired in 1804 from Saint-Sernin church, and were built in 1670 for the chapter of Toulouse. The original abbey church was built in the 12th century, but was later destroyed and rebuilt in the 17th century. The abbey houses the relics of St Volusian, 7th bishop of Tours, who died c. 495 AD, and its buildings now house the Prefecture of the Ariege. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Carved wooden choir stall with human head under the armrest, in Saint Volusian Abbey, or the Abbatiale Saint-Volusien, in Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France. The 26 choir stalls were acquired in 1804 from Saint-Sernin church, and were built in 1670 for the chapter of Toulouse. The original abbey church was built in the 12th century, but was later destroyed and rebuilt in the 17th century. The abbey houses the relics of St Volusian, 7th bishop of Tours, who died c. 495 AD, and its buildings...
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