Collections of the Musée de Normandie
The bequest of the Musée de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie (Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Normandy)
Romanesque sculptures and architectural fragments

Saint-Sylvain (Calvados), 
chapel of Saint-Martin-des-Bois

The commune of Saint-Sylvain combines the two former parishes of Saint-Sylvain and Saint-Martin-des-Bois. The church of the latter, which was probably rebuilt in the 17th century, replaced a building of the Romanesque period from which the lapidary fragment presented here originates. During the 19th century, Arcisse de Caumont, in his work, La Statistique Monumentale du Calvados, [The Monumental record of the Calvados département] describes the building as being in ruins and it has now completely disappeared. Only its cemetery remains which is used as the communal cemetery.


Saint-Sylvain (Calvados), 
chapel of Saint-Martin-des-Bois: lapidary fragments

Second third of the 12th century