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(canton of Evrecy, Calvados)

Church of Saint-Pierre

    The Church of St Pierre in Bougy (beginning of the 13th century) is mainly gothic and is witness to a phase of development in Norman Romanesque art : the tympanum retained and re-used in the pointed arch of the south doorway of the choir (second half of the 12th century). It is a representation of Saint Peter, in a chasuble, carrying keys and pastoral cross. At his feet there is a cock - a reminder of the denial - and a plant decoration (palm tree).
The south doorway of the nave, although gothic, presents features reminiscent of the Romanesque style (beak-heads holding up the moulding of the arch) and an arch with a series of cusps above the door.


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