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Capitals with foliage carvings from the Cloister of Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Founded by the Viscount of Narbonne in 1093, Fontfroide linked to the Cistercian order in 1145. These capitals date from the first cloister, built 1180-1210 in Romanesque style, with double columns topped by foliage capitals supporting semicircular arches. The cloister was later altered in the 13th century after the Albigensian Crusade, when...
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