THE CAPITALS WITH FOLIAGE PATTERNS
The Romanesque capitals of the abbey-church, numbering around 250, are mainly installed within the church at the base of the half-barrel vault of the ambulatory, the nave and the transept vaults and, either at the level of the upper-gallery or at the birth of the vaults at the base of the transverse arches.
Well documented and analysed for their style by art historians, these pictures cut in stone allow a better understanding of the evolution of the construction that proceeded from East to West. Many sculptors' workshops followed one another or collaborated at the same time, using either red sandstone or limestone.
Past the period for the capitals with interlacing patterns observed mainly around the apse from the choir to the ambulatory, the figurative motifs and Corinthian-inspired style with angular leaves emerged on the capitals.