Detail of a sculpted capital in the cloister of Monestir de Santa Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured in May 21, 2006, in the morning. This  capital depicts a lying craftsman holding a tool with the head of a cow and a fabulous creature around him. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments with the exception of ornamented capitals and crenellations on the rooflines. In the 13th century the cloister was converted in Gothic style by James II of Aragon. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Detail of a sculpted capital in the cloister of Monestir de Santa Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured in May 21, 2006, in the morning. This capital depicts a lying craftsman holding a tool with the head of a cow and a fabulous creature around him. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments with the exception of...
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