Saint Pierre Cathedral

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/01/09/02/001
Level Item
Place Moissac
Dates 1887
Creator Weir Schultz, Mr Robert
Barnsley, Mr Sidney Howard
Scope and Content Christ from the Last Judgement. The drawing is dated and initialed (SHB) in pencil in the lower right-hand corner.
Further information The cathedral of Saint Pierre at Moissac constitutes a typical example of Romanesque architecture. The church, which was originally founded in the mid-600s but was extensively rebuilt in the 11th c., is notable for its 12th c. south-west monumental portal. The pointed-arched tympanum which is decorated by a carved apocalyptic scene with Christ in glory in the middle is considered to be a masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture.