15/36.- Breton Church Enclosures, Guimiliau Monumental Calvary


The Guimiliau Calvary is understandably famous for the two hundred or so characters represented on the pedestal. Like much religious art, these figures, gathered in biblical scenes, were used for the instruction of the believers. The stone characters, however, were given local faces and contemporary clothes. In the following pictures I shall try to match some of the scenes represented with the corresponding gospel passages.

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