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Carrizo, Santa Maria, apses, exterior

Carrizo, Santa Maria, apses, exterior

The Cistercian nunnery of Carrizo (prov. of León) was founded by Countess Estefanía Ramírez in 1176, after the death of her husband, Count Ponce de Minerva. Building began with the central apse, underway in the 1190s when the convent received important privileges, including the gift of a quarry and royal grants. The rougher masonry and smaller size of the side apses are evidence of the difficulty in obtaining good quality building stone near the convent. D'Emilio photo archive no. s19990906u
Galleries: Apse, Carrizo (León): Santa María, Cistercian abbey, Castile-León 1190s, Castile-León 1200-1210, Christian Churches, Romanesque Architecture
Keywords: Cistercian, Cistercian nunnery, Romanesque, apses, ashlar masonry, nunnery
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Date of Photo:
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5430×3562
Picture Orientation: Landscape
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Picture Number: 22075