Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis [Paris], France) : Chapel, altar figures, the Crucifixion

Creator:
Montreuil, Pierre de, ca. 1200-ca. 1264
Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis, ca. 1081-1151
Published/Created:
near Paris, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
ca. 1140-1850 (inclusive)
Date Depicted:
5/15/1997
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
Former Benedictine abbey (cathedral since 1966) in France, situated in the northern suburbs of Paris. The first church on the site was built in the 5th century ad, and Saint-Denis was the principal French royal monastery from the 7th century until the Revolution. Founded as the tomb and shrine of St Denis (died ca. 258 CE), evangelist and first bishop of Paris, the church became the main burial-place of the French kings and the depository for their regalia. The first half of the 12th century was particularly significant in its history, when Denis achieved recognition as the patron saint of France and the abbey attained the rank of chief church and spiritual heart of the kingdom. The partial rebuilding carried out under Abbot Suger, who left written accounts of his activities, has been interpreted as the first full expression of the Gothic style. The architectural history of Saint-Denis has three main phases: Carolingian, Early Gothic and Rayonnant.
Variant Titles:
Abbey Church of Saint-Denis
Abbaye de Saint-Denis
Basilique de Saint-Denis
Basilica of St. Denis
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-P-SD-5-E2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (AAT)
churches: abbey churches (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; death or burial; rulers and leaders; Benedictines construction buildings; religious buildings; churches; abbey churches; complexes; religious communities; monasteries; abbeys
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/15/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10167816
PID:
digcoll:1841623