Moissac Abbey
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Location Tarn-et-Garonne, France   map
Date circa 650 to 850   timeline
Building Type religious, abbey
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Style Romanesque
Notes "Church of Saint-Pierre". Columns articulate edge of cloister. Later additions in Gothic.
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View from south

Tympanum

Detail; Majesta Domini. Above; Lazarus, Feast of Dives
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Discussion Moissac Abbey Commentary

Resources
Sources on Moissac Abbey

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. perspective drawing of cloister, p32.

Meyer Schapiro. The Romanesque Sculpture of Moissac. New York: George Braziller, 1985. ISBN 0-8076-1119-0. LC 84-28546. NB551.M58S33 1985. site plan drawing, f7, p2. exterior photo of the Cloister, f8, p4-5.

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