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Musée Lapidaire

Museum, Archeology in Autun
  • This museum houses a number of lapidary treasures (fifteen capitals and cornice mouldings made of finely-sculpted white marble), plus antique and Medieval mosaics. These vestiges of monumental edifices by Burgundy's Eduen people are on display in a Romanesque chapel of the Cluny order, as witnessed by the sculpted portico and apse painted with a 12th-century fresco (the Christ Pantocrator icon). Surrounding a Romantic period garden runs a gallery featuring 115 Gallo-Roman steles, sarcophagi,...
    This museum houses a number of lapidary treasures (fifteen capitals and cornice mouldings made of finely-sculpted white marble), plus antique and Medieval mosaics. These vestiges of monumental edifices by Burgundy's Eduen people are on display in a Romanesque chapel of the Cluny order, as witnessed by the sculpted portico and apse painted with a 12th-century fresco (the Christ Pantocrator icon). Surrounding a Romantic period garden runs a gallery featuring 115 Gallo-Roman steles, sarcophagi, column and pilaster shafts, inscriptions and capitals. The Lapidary Museum was created in 1861 in the former chapel of the Saint-Nicolas-et-Saint-Eloi-en-Marchaux Hospital; on February 1st, 2003, this collection was officially recognised as a "Museum of France".
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