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Cistercian abbey of Alcobaca: detail of the dragon capital from the lower storey of the King Dinos Cloister

RIBA Ref No RIBA80668
Artist/PhotographerTutt, Patricia A.
CountryPortugal
CityAlcobaca
Subject Date1311
Image Date2011
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library Reference6041597
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditPatricia Tutt / RIBA Collections
SubjectDecorative stonework ; Capitals ; Cloisters ; Monasteries & convents ; Sculpture
NOTES: The abbey, founded by Alfonso Henriques in c. 1153, was built in early Gothic style between 1178 and 1252. The west front underwent a Baroque reconstruction in 1725. The lower storey of the King Dinos Cloister was built 1308-1311.
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