MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, French
(active c. 1140)
Abbey Church of Saint-Pierre, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne
The tympanum of the south portal of the abbey church of Saint-Pierre in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (Corrèze) represents the revelation of Christ's Second Coming. The bizarre animals in the double lintel below probably refer to the apocalyptic creatures described in the Books of Daniel and Revelation.