Late 11th century
The rebirth of sculpture after many centuries began in the Romanesque churches of France. All early sculpture is connected to an intrinsic part of the architecture. Here the relief figure of Christ enthroned is simply and formally designed. Some movement is given to the still figure by the drapery of the costume. The sculpture is now in a panel in the ambulatory; perhaps it was originally intended to decorate a door.
Lester, Tulane University